Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020

Saul Bowman
May 20, 2019

Washington D.C.: Against the backdrop of the USA state of Alabama signing the most restrictive abortion law in the recent American history, President Donald Trump on Sunday outlined his "strongly pro-life" views on the subject.

Trump's declaration appears created to encourage states to impose restrictions on abortion-as Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have done recently- but not go too far.

Trump went on to say his position was the same one taken by former President Ronald Reagan, still a bastion of Republican values 30 years after leaving office.

It bans abortion at all times and in nearly all cases, including when the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest, but allows exceptions when the mother's life is in danger.

In herMedium post, Warren explained how Republicans hope to pass extreme laws which will be challenged in court and then proceed to the Supreme Court - giving them the opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Banning abortion does not stop abortion".

By injecting himself into debate over a new crop of strict antiabortion statutes, in Alabama and several other states, the presidential tweets heightened the divisions emerging with the Republican Party over how far abortion opponents should go.


"The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue", he tweeted late Saturday.

On Saturday he tweeted that Republicans must unite to "win for life in 2020". But he's not, and he respects the rights of states to enact their own laws.

HB314 seeks jail terms of between 10 and 99 years for doctors performing terminations, which are counted as homicides. This effectively pushes back the time limit for an abortion to six weeks - when many women are still unaware that they are pregnant. I hate the concept of abortion.

Two speakers at the rally on the Capitol steps shared their stories of having an abortion, including a woman who came out of the crowd to describe the abortion she had after being raped at a party at age 18.

But still, "I just don't think there is the full element you need to prove an obstruction of justice case". At a time when Alabama is struggling to fund its schools, health care system, and infrastructure, we can not afford this costly and self-destructive attack on women that will ultimately be paid for with taxpayer dollars. There would be no punishment for the woman receiving the abortion. OH and MS have passed similar laws.

Mr Trump did not state whether he is for or against Alabama's law, underscoring the fine line a president seeking reelection is trying to walk between a conservative base that favours criminalising access to abortion and potentially angering women who already are skeptical of him.

The Alabama law is likely to be blocked in state courts before its November launch date but Republican Governor Kay Ivey acknowledged when she signed it that it was part of as a wider Republican offensive to get the issue relitigated on the national stage.

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