“He is Backing Away” Donald Trump Slammed For His Latest Move

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Former Vice President Mike Pence has voiced his concerns over what he perceives as a shift in former President Trump’s stance on pro-life issues, The Hill reported on Thursday, September 21.

Pence pointed to Trump’s recent comments regarding a five-week abortion ban and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ heartbeat bill, which prohibits abortions once a heartbeat can be detected in a fetus.

In an interview with NBC’s Kristen Welker, Trump expressed hesitancy towards supporting a 15-week ban, stating that DeSantis’ approach was a “terrible thing and a terrible mistake.”

Pence, who has long been an advocate for the pro-life cause, criticized Trump’s position, emphasizing their administration’s role in appointing three Supreme Court Justices who played a pivotal role in overturning Roe v. Wade.

He expressed disappointment in Trump’s characterization of the heartbeat bills passed in various states as a mistake.

On his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump claimed credit for the perceived end of the longstanding federal protection for abortion.

He attributed this shift to the three Supreme Court Justices he appointed during his tenure, asserting that the issue has been rightfully returned to the jurisdiction of individual states.

Pence maintained his staunch support for pro-life policies, asserting that if he were president, he would advocate for the strongest possible protections.

He acknowledged the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which reinforced the idea that the Constitution does not inherently grant the right to an abortion, thereby granting states greater autonomy in this matter.

Pence suggested a national standard of 15 weeks for states with more liberal leanings, such as California, Illinois, or New York.

Despite their differences on this issue, both Pence and Trump expressed a willingness to negotiate and find common ground.

Trump indicated that if re-elected, he would seek to facilitate a dialogue between both sides of the abortion debate, with the aim of achieving a lasting resolution.

The debate surrounding abortion remains a deeply divisive and emotionally charged topic in American politics.

The contrasting viewpoints presented by Trump and Pence reflect the broader ideological spectrum within the pro-life movement, highlighting the complex nature of this issue.

As the 2024 presidential election looms, Pence’s comments may signal a potential area of contention within the Republican party.

With Pence, DeSantis, and other GOP hopefuls preparing for the next Republican Presidential Primary debate, it is clear that pro-life policies will continue to be a focal point of discussion.

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