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.

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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.

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