Pastor Robert Jeffress, head of First Baptist Dallas Church, and a longtime evangelical Trump supporter, took to social media to commend Trump for the executive order and also denounce abortion.
“President @realDonaldTrump is ending the separation of children from their parents at the border. Will hypocritical Democrats now put an end to the ULTIMATE separation of children from parents — abortion?” tweeted Jeffress, getting as of Thursday afternoon over 1,500 likes and more than 480 retweets.
Jeffress’ comparison was previously mentioned by others, including former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.
“I don’t like immigrant children being temporarily separated from parents, but where is outrage over PERMANENT separation of a child and mother when the baby is ripped apart in the mother’s womb by knives of abortionists?” tweeted Huckabee on Sunday.