Trump highlights his pro-life actions after rebuke from leading anti-abortion group
The pro-life group said Trump's stance "is a morally indefensible position for a self-proclaimed pro-life presidential candidate to hold."
Former President Donald Trump highlighted the pro-life actions he took while in the White House in a speech days after a top U.S. pro-life group slammed his position on abortion.
Appearing virtually before the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition on Saturday, Trump spoke about how he nominated three conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices, ultimately paving the way for the high court to overrule the landmark abortion precedent set in Roe v. Wade.
"Those justices delivered a landmark victory for protecting innocent life. Nobody thought it was going to happen," Trump said at the event, The Associated Press reported. "They thought it would be another 50 years. Because Republicans had been trying to do it for exactly that period of time, 50 years."
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America had criticized Trump on Thursday after his campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told The Washington Post: "President Donald J. Trump believes that the Supreme Court, led by the three Justices which he supported, got it right when they ruled this is an issue that should be decided at the State level."
The pro-life group said Trump's stance "is a morally indefensible position for a self-proclaimed pro-life presidential candidate to hold. Life is a matter of human rights, not states’ rights."
Trump did not call for a national ban during his speech in Iowa, which will be the first state to hold a 2024 Republican caucus.