Trump boasts that he “was able to kill Roe v. Wade,” takes credit for state abortion bans

Former President Trump on Wednesday took credit for ending Roe v. Wade and the restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in the year since the Supreme Court overturned the landmark decision.

Trump, in an article on Truth Social, said he “was able to kill off Roe v. Wade, to everyone’s ‘shock’,” and put the anti-abortion movement in a “strong bargaining position.” .

“Without me, there would be no 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, or whatever is finally agreed upon,” he wrote. “Without me, the pro Life movement would have continued to lose. Thank you President TRUMP!!!”

The comments are sure to be used by Democrats in future attack ads, with abortion access a major motivator for voters since last June, when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the abortion protections that came with it.

Trump named three of the conservative justices who voted to end Roe v. Wade: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

“Cut and save,” tweeted Ammar Moussa, spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee, along with a photo of Trump’s message.

Trump recently avoided offering a straight answer about whether he would sign a federal abortion ban into law if elected in 2024.

During a CNN town hall last week, Trump repeatedly dodged the question when asked how far he would be willing to go on a federal ban, saying only that he would work to find a solution that would have meaning for the country.

In an interview this week with The Messenger, Trump declined to say whether he supports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signing an abortion ban after six weeks pregnant.

“I think as a resident of Florida, you know, he didn’t give an answer about ‘Would you have signed the heartbeat bill that Florida did? “, replied DeSantis, Trump’s presumed main challenger for the GOP nomination. “He won’t answer whether he will sign it or not.”

Last month, the Trump campaign told the Washington Post that the Supreme Court’s decision to leave abortion access at the state level was the right way to go. The statement sparked outrage from anti-abortion groups such as Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, which called on all GOP presidential candidates to endorse a 15-week abortion ban.

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