During Trump’s time in office, he was successful at appointing three justices to the Supreme Court. Thanks to his efforts, the court now enjoys a strong, conservative majority. Soon after, this majority started issuing rulings that have upended policies Democrats have enjoyed for decades. Liberal universities have been reeling from the court’s recent decision to end affirmative action and racial quotas.
But perhaps the biggest victory was the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the end of federalized abortions. Former President Trump was the biggest factor in this historic change. The court’s ruling allowed states to pass legislation legalizing or limiting abortion rights. Now, Trump is commenting on what many states have done, calling it “terrible.”
From Daily Wire:
Former President Donald Trump criticized Republican governors who have signed pro-life laws — also known as “heartbeat laws” — that ban abortion after six weeks, calling the bill signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “a terrible thing and a terrible mistake.” […]
“What’s going to happen is you’re going to come up with a number of weeks or months, you’re going to come up with a number that’s going to make people happy.”
Going back on his previous pro-life stance, Donald Trump vowed to pass a law that would allow abortion until a “number of weeks or months.” This is in sharp contrast with his statements during his 2016 campaign–when he vowed to end Roe v. Wade and let states decide the issue.
Trump criticized states that have passed strict limits on abortion, particularly states that set six-week limits. These “heartbeat” bills are based on the latest medical science, which reveals that a fetal heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
While being critical of pro-life states, Trump did not endorse a particular limit himself. Instead, he seemed to suggest he’d let liberals help decide when or if a woman could end a pregnancy.
Trump was deeply critical of Florida’s six-week abortion ban, even though it was less severe than in other states. The former president has not appeared to criticize Texas’s outright abortion ban; that state’s governor is not currently running against Trump in the GOP primaries.
It’s unclear if Trump’s changing abortion views will go over well with Republican voters. Most Republicans are strongly in favor of outright abortion bans or other strict limits. The pervading sentiment among conservatives is that life begins at conception. For Trump to suggest a federal law that would allow any abortions, could cost him many votes.
- Donald Trump slammed red states that passed abortion bans, calling it “terrible.”
- The former president suggested he’d pass a federal law allowing abortions, with input from liberals.
- Trump previously supported strong pro-life views and appointed conservative Supreme Court justices.
Source: Daily Wire