President Trump weighs in on abortion debate

Alabama abortion

Local newspapers published essays from more than 200 Alabama women after the state Legislature passed the strictest anti-abortion law in the country, which would make performing an abortion a felony, even in cases of rape and incest.

When it comes to the life issue, the Trump administration says nobody has worked harder to fight abortion, appointing conservative judges from the lower courts on the federal level all the way to the US Supreme Court.

He alluded to the two justices he nominated to the Supreme Court, Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh, writing that they and "Federal Judges (many more to come)" are part of "a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life".

"When he says, 'Let's win for 2020, '" the official said of the president, "he is talking about the consensus issues on abortion".

He continued that the "Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue".

His stance on what is a divisive election issue in the U.S. emerged days after Alabama passed a law banning abortion in nearly all cases.

"To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God", Ivey said on signing the bill. Two decades ago, he told an interviewer that he was "very pro-choice", saying, "I hate the concept of abortion. but you still - I just believe in choice".

The bill's sponsor, Alabama House Rep. Terri Collins, said legislators crafted the bill specifically to force the Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling on Roe vs. Wade.

Mr Trump, whose position on abortion has shifted over the years, had been largely silent on the Alabama restrictions until Saturday, when he posted a series of tweets outlining his views.

Jury awards couple $2B in Roundup weedkiller cancer case
The verdict comes about a month and a half after a jury awarded $80 million to another person, Edwin Hardeman , who has cancer. In March 2019, a federal jury in California found that Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused a 70-year old man's cancer.

But restrictions are not outright bans, and the president's tweets were created to quell the intensity of the positions held by those who oppose abortion rights absolutely.

The same week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a "fetal heartbeat" bill that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected in the womb, which happens around six weeks of pregnancy, USA Today reported.

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.

She went on to explain that "I am a 1 in 4 woman".

But for some pro-life advocates, the recent laws are merely an opening battle for war at the Supreme Court.

"I am pro-life but there ought to be exceptions for rape and incest", he said during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning.

Most Democratic candidates have come out strongly in favor of a woman's right to choose in recent days. "He respects the right of states to make their own laws in accordance to what their electorate wants".

Sixteen other states are also seeking to impose new restrictions on abortion.

Related News:

  • Dire warning issued as ‘catastrophic tornadoes’ target Oklahoma, Texas

    Dire warning issued as ‘catastrophic tornadoes’ target Oklahoma, Texas

    After a brief break, the risk of severe thunderstorms will increase again, the National Weather Service's Fort Worth office said . The threats include damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail that could exceed the size of a tennis ball or baseball.
    Red Bull threatens Ferrari's status as 2nd best team in F1

    Red Bull threatens Ferrari's status as 2nd best team in F1

    Verstappen said the fact that he is close to Ferrari in Spain is "positive", but admitted: "Generally I am not satisfied". Charles Leclerc was 0.301 seconds off the pace, with Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel 0.088secs adrift.
    Game of Thrones season 8 torches another viewer record with The Bells

    Game of Thrones season 8 torches another viewer record with The Bells

    Daenerys snapped while looking at the Red Keep, the home her family built, after Cersei had rung the bell and surrendered to her. In this week's bloody episode " The Bells ", Jamie reunites with Cersei, and gets the wish he's always had by dying in her arms.
  • Bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy passes Missouri Legislature

    The sharpened national focus on the highly charged debate also coincides with the run-up to the 2020 USA presidential election. The Missouri bill has a similar exemption, allowing abortions only in cases of medical emergencies.
    Black Mirror season 5 trailer reveals release date

    Black Mirror season 5 trailer reveals release date

    The surprise trailer was first teased by the Black Mirror Twitter account, which shared a mysterious message at around 6AM EST. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker , and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.
    Durant to miss rest of Rockets series

    Durant to miss rest of Rockets series

    However, Durant's injury only amplifies this specific handicapping situation, with the Rockets facing elimination. We know we're going to have to be near ideal to go down to the Houston without Kevin and win a game.
  • John Wick Is Thinking He's Back Thanks To New Fortnite Crossover Event

    John Wick Is Thinking He's Back Thanks To New Fortnite Crossover Event

    The in-game news feed has more or less confirmed that a new Tactical Assault Rifle will be released with today's new update . Like it or not, the Tactical Assault Rifle reminds of Week's arsenal, and it's a resemblance to his weapon in the movie.
    Tottenham finish fourth after dramatic draw against Everton

    Tottenham finish fourth after dramatic draw against Everton

    But, due to the absence of many players, Ben Davies could start in at the heart of the Tottenham defence alongside Alderweireld . The visitors will be without joint top scorer Richarlison , Dominic Calvert-Lewin will also sit this one out.
    Disney Takes Full Control of Hulu in Deal with Comcast

    Disney Takes Full Control of Hulu in Deal with Comcast

    Disney's own streaming service , Disney+, is scheduled to launch November 12. Comcast's NBCUniversal, meanwhile, will debut a streaming service in 2020.
  • Priyanka, Nick giving couple goals in Cannes

    Priyanka, Nick giving couple goals in Cannes

    Not one or two but three of Priyanka's fellow desi girls representing India at Cannes - Huma Qureshi , Diana Penty and Hina Khan . The heavily embellished outfit from Roberto Cavalli, featuring a thigh-high slit, left us a tad bit underwhelmed.
    Congress' quest for Trump tax returns likely headed to court

    Congress' quest for Trump tax returns likely headed to court

    Democrats are hoping to hold Trump accountable on tax irregularities as they prepare for the 2020 presidential election. Trump has announced plans to combat all of the Subpoenas, the Democrats in the house of representatives.
    Kansas unemployment remained steady in April; jobs grew

    Kansas unemployment remained steady in April; jobs grew

    Some of the counties with the lowest unemployment rate include Tuscaloosa, Morgan, Madison, and Lee Counties. The service sector added 200 jobs, to 3,879,600, while government employment, at 780,900, added 1,400 jobs.

Most liked

Johanna Konta beaten in Italian Open final by Karolina Pliskova
Konta lost her momentum after being broken while serving for the first set but fought back by taking the second. Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final.

USA billionaire Robert Smith pledges to pay off Morehouse College students' debts
Epps said he has about $35,000 in student loan debt that his parents in Pleasanton, California, had pledged to help him pay off. Smith pledged Sunday to eliminate the student debt for the entire graduating 2019 class at Morehouse College .

Google Suspends Business with Huawei
Intel provides processors for Huawei's server products while Qualcomm supplies processors and modems for its mid-range phones . Rather, there are numerous third-party app store available where customers get their apps.

Kevin Durant Ruled out Till at Least Game 5 of Conference Finals
Lillard said the Blazers are confident as they prepare to finally head back to the Moda Center for Game 3 on Saturday at 6 p.m. Prior to the game, the Warriors provided an update in which they said Durant is not ready to return to on-court work.

India condemns drone attacks targeting oil installations in Saudi Arabia
A Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen retaliated on Thursday by conducting several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa. The Houthi group denies being a puppet of Tehran or receiving arms from Iran, and says its revolution is against corruption.

Kim Kardashian confirms newborn son's name, shares first photo
Now with little Psalm at home, Kardashian and West definitely have their hands full with four kids, but they're not complaining. She explained that it had meant to be Kim who would appear on the show - however, their surrogate had gone into labour.

Arrests, new curfews in Sri Lanka after anti-Muslim riots
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera rejected allegations that police had stood by while the violence unfolded. A police source said police had fired tear gas to disperse mobs in some places in North Western Province.

Pompeo meets Lavrov amid hope for improved US-Russia ties
A Kremlin spokesperson rejected the notion that Putin's schedule was an intentional "message" for the USA administration. Now that the Mueller report was out of the way, Putin said he hoped ties would start improving.

Trump Signs Executive Order To Prevent Foreign Espionage Through Communication Networks
Many U.S. allies are under pressure to not use Huawei equipment because of spying allegations. In January 2018, US carriers shunned Huawei's newly-launched flagship, the Mate 10 Pro.

Disturbing video shows elderly man pushed off bus, dies from injuries
Authorities arrested 25-year-old Cadesha Michelle Bishop on May 6. "No matter what his age, she should not have done that". Las Vegas police say the attack followed an argument aboard the bus between Bishop and other passengers, KTNV reported.

United States readies new tariffs as Trump says he'll meet China's Xi
The president has repeatedly insisted that China will bear the brunt of his tariffs. 'Their [sic] is no reason for the U.S. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Eddie Nketiah delighted to score debut premier league goal for Arsenal
The Gabon striker came within inches of winning it outright as he missed the chance of a hat-trick late on at Turf Moor. Arsenal's season is now dependant on whether they can win the Europa League .

New Mortal Kombat film to be shot in Adelaide, South Australia
It looks like the wheels are finally in motion on the oft-delayed movie reboot of Mortal Kombat . The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will be filmed and produced in Australia.

Atletico confirms Griezmann's departure
A native of Macon, France , the 28-year-old World Cup victor joined Atleti in 2014 from Real Sociedad . He added: "I have to leave, I want to see new places and face new challenges, it's what I need now".

Beloved Actor And Comedian Tim Conway Has Died at 85-Years-Old
Patton Oswalt shared an old clip from The Carol Burnett Show and said watching Conway "destroy his castmates is pure joy". He also won guest actor Emmys for a 1996 appearance on " Coach " and another in 2008 for " 30 Rock ".