(TheConservativeTimes.org) – A recent Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, former President Donald Trump made a hard-line vow to end late-term abortions if elected for a second term.
The promise by Trump comes a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that once enshrined access to abortions as a constitutionally protected right. The decision on how abortions should be handled and whether or not the practice is even allowed in the United States is up to each state to decide. Fourteen states currently ban or heavily restrict abortions. Now Trump wants to go in the opposite direction of the original Roe v. Wade decision by pushing to federally restrict the practice nationwide.
In Trump’s statement, he said he “withstood vicious attacks” by bringing in three Supreme Court Justices but that he hopes “they will remain strong” against “the harassment and intimidation” from those on the radical political left, who Trump described as “lunatics.”
Trump noted that a year ago, from the day of his remarks, the justices he brought in “were the pivotal votes” that allowed the rolling back of Roe v. Wade. “I got it DONE,” Trump said, something conservatives have sought to do for half a century, and many thought impossible. He called himself the most pro-life president in the country’s history.
The number one challenger of Trump for the GOP nomination is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who’s waged a local battle in Florida to restrict abortion. DeSantis is winning this battle, signing a bill passed by Republicans to ban abortions after six weeks in the Sunshine State, with specific exceptions for rape, incest, or severe risk to the mother’s life.
Although DeSantis is a popular alternative to the former president, Trump remains ahead in the polls and has even seen a bit of a rise in popularity after being indicted. Abortion will surely be a topic discussed in the primary elections, and the two seem to align on their positions.
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