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Clay Curtis
May 21, 2019

With Alabama's restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump is imploring anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election.

Protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in almost all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.

The US president tweeted on Sunday, stating that the procedure is only appropriate as a result of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at stake.

Trump, who is seeking to expand on his conservative support ahead of his re-election bid, added: "The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue".

Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life.

Mr Trump noted in the tweets that he holds the same anti-abortion position as Republican President Ronald Reagan, but that stance was not a lifelong one for the current Oval Office occupant.

Neither make exceptions for rape or incest - only for cases where the mother's life is in danger.

This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.

The actions by legislatures in Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and MS also led several 2020 Democratic hopefuls to say they would take counter measures if elected president. "We will stand together to defend our right to safe, legal abortion. But I just believe in choice".

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Foes of abortion feel that a unique moment has arrived to press for a reversal of Roe v Wade, now that there are five justices in the US Supreme Court who might support it.

For years, the Alabama legislature has been passing laws that push abortion out of reach.

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Last year, the Trump administration said it would bar clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal family-planning funds by requiring a "bright line" separating clinics that can receive federal funding from organisations that provide abortions or referrals to abortion clinics.

Heartbeat laws are those that restrict abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected - often about six or seven weeks after conception and sometimes before a woman is aware she is pregnant.

Vice-President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian and abortion opponent, avoided taking sides when he was asked about the Alabama law during an appearance in Wisconsin last week.

"I know what that time is like".

The future of a woman's right to choose an abortion in the United States could ultimately come down to the decision of one man.

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