Trump tweets that he favors exceptions to abortion bans

Clay Curtis
May 20, 2019

"We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020", he tweeted.

Alabama's new law is the most restrictive, banning abortion at any time during a pregnancy except to protect the woman from a serious health risk.

Trump's position is different than one taken by Alabama Republicans, who passed a near-total ban on the procedure.

In a series of tweets on the deeply polarising issue, Trump said the U.S. had "come very far in the last two years" on abortion, and praised "two great new Supreme Court Justices".

A number of states, including Georgia, passed "heartbeat bills" that would prohibit abortions after a fatal heartbeat is detected - after about six weeks.

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

On Sunday, several of almost two dozen Democrats running for their party's nomination chided the GOP for inserting government into a decision they contend women should be free to make - and that public opinion supports.

US President Donald Trump speaks with the Governor of Missouri Mike Parson as he arrives in St Louis, Missouri, US, July 26, 2018.

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Disagreement among Republicans is becoming apparent over Alabama's law, and Trump sees Democrats taking advantage of that.

"If you're asking me would I ever appoint a Supreme Court justice who does not believe in defending Roe vs. Wade, who does not believe that a woman has the right to control her own body, I will never do that", Sanders said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The Mueller report, which did not find evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign with Russian Federation, was troubling and disappointing, Romney said.

Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation", presidential contender Sen. "And if it's a fight he wants to have, it's a fight he's going to have, and he's going to lose". But what seemed like a standard, mostly ceremonial visit is now in jeopardy because the two sides can't agree on a venue, putting Varadkar in an unenviable position.

In a series of tweets yesterday, Mr Trump said gains by anti-abortion activists will "rapidly disappear" if, as he put it, "we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one".

Doctors performing abortions could be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison. The rule originated in 1984. Democrats refused to bring a similar measure up for a vote in the House.

Travis Jackson of Montgomery, who volunteers as an escort for women receiving services at the abortion clinic in Montgomery, called the turnout for Sunday's rally "magnificent". Political analysts believe it will be challenged in federal court and could be appealed up to the Supreme Court. The new law has no exceptions for rape, which many have cited as a complete violation of privacy and also an ethically malevolent decision.

Democrats tried to exempt rape and incest victims, but the motion failed.

Trump tweeted his view two days after Congress's top two Republicans also distanced themselves from the Alabama law, even though they oppose abortion.

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