Outrage Erupts as Trump Claims Roe v. Wade Allows Mothers to End Lives After Birth

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According to a report by Mail Online on Friday, March 1, 2024, former President Donald Trump’s recent comments on abortion have sparked outrage, particularly his assertion that Roe v. Wade permits mothers to terminate lives after birth.

Trump made these remarks during an interview with Sean Hannity while visiting the US-Mexico border in Texas.

The former president’s stance on abortion has garnered attention, especially after he dismissed reports of considering a federal 16-week abortion ban as “fake news.”

Additionally, he criticized the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling against in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, reiterating his disapproval during the interview with Hannity, labeling it a “harsh decision.”

When questioned about his position on abortion, Trump likened himself to Ronald Reagan, emphasizing the importance of exceptions despite his pro-life stance.

He asserted that pro-abortion Democrats are “radicals” who advocate for late-term abortions.

“I believe the exceptions are crucial,” he emphasized.

“I also believe those who advocate for late-term abortions are the radicals, as they are willing to terminate pregnancies in the eighth or ninth month.

Under Roe v. Wade, there have been cases where the baby could be terminated after birth. I mean, literally, after birth in some cases.”

He cited former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, alleging Northam’s support for such policies.

“Northam had mentioned in the past that in cases of nonviable fetuses, there would be discussions between physicians and the mother about viability.”

“We advocate for assistance and support; we stand with women,” he continued.

“Similarly, on the abortion issue, I support exceptions, akin to Ronald Reagan’s stance on the matter.”

Trump attributed his advocacy for exceptions, which he conveyed to Alabama GOP Senator Katie Britt, as the reason behind his statement on IVF.

“I urge the Alabama Legislature to promptly find a solution to safeguard IVF availability,” he wrote on Truth Social last Friday.

Trump referenced former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, alleging Northam’s support for post-birth abortion policies.

Addressing the controversy surrounding IVF treatments, Trump urged the Alabama Legislature to act swiftly to preserve IVF availability, highlighting his concern for women’s reproductive rights.

He emphasized his communication with Alabama GOP Senator Katie Britt regarding the matter.

Trump’s remarks come amidst a broader political terrain where abortion remains a contentious issue.

He attributed Republican losses in the 2022 midterms partially to the Democrats’ exploitation of the abortion issue.

Despite his previous reluctance to advocate for a federal abortion ban, Trump signaled openness to negotiate a compromise between pro-life and pro-choice advocates, envisioning a resolution that would bring “peace” to the debate.

The former president’s comments also reflect his criticism of fellow Republicans’ approaches to abortion policy.

He condemned Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for signing a six-week abortion ban, characterizing it as a “terrible mistake.”

Trump’s stance on abortion aligns with his goal of overturning Roe v. Wade, a milestone he achieved through his Supreme Court appointees, effectively returning the abortion debate to state jurisdictions.

In response to Trump’s statements, National Press Secretary Karoline Leavitt reiterated his willingness to negotiate a solution acceptable to all parties.

 

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