Major pro-life leader backs Trump adoption initiative after criticizing his abortion law stance
"If anybody could take on this issue... it would be President Trump," Marjorie Dannenfelser said.
After criticizing former President Donald Trump over saying the country's abortion-rights issue should be decided at the state level, a key anti-abortion leader is now backing his plan to establish an organization to train would-be parents to accept children whose mothers might otherwise pursue abortion.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser celebrated the plan Thursday, saying on the "Just the News, No Noise" television show that "it should get the buzz that it has."
"I met with him not long ago, and he brought this up," she said. "And one thing that I'm 100% sure of is you don't even have to gather the parents, they are there. There is so much demand for adoption so much that we have to go to other countries to find children because it is so regulated."
She also said: "I think something like that makes a lot of sense. ... if anybody could take on this issue and bulldoze and galvanize to a good conclusion, it would be President Trump."
Dannenfelser's remarks appear to show a shift in tone for the organization, after recently calling the state-level solution to the country's abortion-rights issue "a morally indefensible position for a self-proclaimed pro-life presidential candidate to hold."
Her remarks followed a statement from Trump campaign spokesperson Steve Cheung to the Washington Post, saying "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 former president has since touted his nomination of three conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices, all of whom ultimately voted for the overturn of Roe v. Wade, permitting states to regulate abortion for the first time in 50 years.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.