Trump Reaffirms Support for ‘Three Exceptions’ and Opposes Federal Abortion Ban

( – Republicans got what they were working toward for decades in 2022: Roe v. Wade was overturned. That’s because former President Donald Trump appointed three conservative Supreme Court justices and solidified the Right’s majority on the high court. Although Trump made abortion bans possible, he doesn’t support prohibitions without exceptions.

Trump spoke at a Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, DC, and reaffirmed his support of pro-life policies. He told the audience the states should decide what their laws would be and that’s how lawmakers should handle the issue. He explained that he also supports three exceptions that allow women to receive abortions if their life is at risk and in cases of rape and incest.

The former president told the crowd that he doesn’t support a national abortion ban because politicians who have said they do, have a hard time getting elected.

Trump said that they have to listen to what their hearts tell them but “have to also remember, you have to get elected.”

The Republican nominee has a point. Polls have shown the majority of Americans did not support the reversal of federal abortion protections. Pew Research Center published an extensive survey in May that showed how people feel about the procedure. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Americans believe abortions should be legal in most or all cases. Furthermore, 61% of men and 64% of women have supported the procedure.

When the data is broken down by party affiliation, it’s easy to understand why the former POTUS stressed that candidates in federal elections need to be careful. Pew found that 71% of Conservatives think the procedure should be prohibited, but every other group believes it should remain legal — by wide margins. For instance, 67% of Republican-leaning independents, 76% of conservative-leaning Democrats, and 96% of Democrats want to keep abortions legal.

As Trump explained, he would work toward passing restrictions at the state and federal level but Republicans “have to be able to win.”

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