Trump outlines abortion vision, says GOP 'must learn' to talk about it

"Like Ronald Reagan before me, I believe in the three exceptions for Rape, Incest, and the Life of the Mother," Trump continued.

Published: September 19, 2023 4:55pm

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday outlined his vision for abortion policy amid backlash from anti-abortion groups over comments suggesting he opposed a national ban, insisting that Republicans need to improve their messaging on the issue.

"We have to expose the Democrats, like Crooked Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as being the true Radicals on the Abortion issue, in that they allow the killing of babies in the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th months, and even after birth," Trump posted. "But it was OK to 'rip the baby out of the womb' under Roe v. Wade, and destroy a living soul. Now, with Roe v. Wade no longer, the power to negotiate is with the Pro Life Movement, not the Radical Left Democrats who are so willing to destroy Life!"

"Like Ronald Reagan before me, I believe in the three exceptions for Rape, Incest, and the Life of the Mother," Trump continued. "Without the exceptions, it is very difficult to win Elections, we would probably lose the Majorities in 2024, and perhaps the Presidency itself, but you must follow your HEART!"

"In order to win in 2024, Republicans must learn how to talk about Abortion. This issue cost us unnecessarily, but dearly, in the Midterms," he asserted. "I was able to do something that nobody thought was possible, end Roe v. Wade."

"For 52 years, people talked, spent vast amounts of money, but couldn’t get the job done. I got the job done! Thanks to the three great Supreme Court Justices I appointed, this issue has been returned to the States, where all Legal Scholars, on both sides, felt it should be," he concluded. "Now the Pro Life Community has TREMENDOUS NEGOTIATING POWER."

Trump made the remarks in the aftermath of an interview with NBC's Kirsten Welker during which he expressed a desire to compromise with Democrats on the issue.

"What's going to happen is your going to come up with a number of weeks or months. You're going to come up with a number that's going to make people happy," he said. Trump expressed hesitation to commit to signing a 15 week abortion ban at the national level, seemingly questioning whether the hypothetical legislation would include any exceptions.

The remarks drew outrage from anti-abortion groups. Some such organizations previously criticized the former president for suggesting that the Dobbs v. Jackson decision hurt Republicans electorally in the 2022 midterms.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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