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US NewsDonald Trump wants exceptions for rape, incest in abortion laws

14:55  19 may  2019
14:55  19 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Donald Trump , in a series of late night posts on Twitter, has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than that just passed by Alabama’s Republican state Trump said abortion will be a major issue in his re-election campaign. “The radical left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue.

Donald Trump said during his presidential campaign in 2015 that he was “for the exceptions .” But it is also a reflection of the coalescing consensus in contemporary anti- abortion circles that rape and incest exceptions are morally unacceptable.

President Donald Trump called himself "strongly Pro-Life" in a several tweets late Saturday night while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states.

"As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan," Trump said on Twitter.

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personally favors exceptions for rape and incest , she was willing to accept Alabama's controversial abortion ban as another aspect of the party's broad tent APP For years, both sides of the abortion debate have been duking it out over state-level initiatives regulating abortion in a variety of ways.

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt,” 2020 Trump campaign National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated that she personally supports allowing abortion in cases of rape , incest , and the life of the mother, and President Trump has “said repeatedly that he is for those

Trump's comments come within days of Alabama passing a near-total abortion ban, putting in place the nation's most restrictive law on the procedure. Unlike other laws restricting abortion, the Alabama law does not make any execptions for instances of rape or incest.

Republican governors in Georgia and Missouri have signed their own restrictive measures to curb abortions in the last week as well.

This is the first time Trump has publicly commented on the recent wave of abortion laws after making the issue of late-term abortions a key part of his State of the Union address month ago. During his address to both chambers of Congress the president criticized efforts in Virginia and New York that would allow women to terminate nonviable pregnancies after 24 weeks.

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Anti- abortion activists’ straightforwardly triumphant reaction to the Alabama law is proof that the conversation has now changed decisively. Why the Anti- Abortion Movement Stopped Making Allowances for Rape and Incest . Todd Akin in 2012 about his view on abortion in cases of rape

Rape and incest are horrific injustices, and those who commit these acts should always be punished to the full extent of the law . “And it makes no exceptions for rape , for incest , for the life of the mother. Would you want to change When asked about abortion , Donald Trump often states that his view

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While not specifcially commenting on the Alabama law, Trump appears to come out against the lack of exceptions that have caused some conservatives, like televangelist Pat Robertson, criticize the measure as going "too far."

After noting all the judges he has appointed since taking office and the gains of the Pro-Life movement, Trump called for Republicans to unite around the issue as candidates in the Democratic primary denounced the new laws and turned the restrictive measures into a campaign issue.

"If we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one, all of our hard fought gains for Life can, and will, rapidly disappear," Trump said in a tweet.

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Donald Trump said during a town hall on NBC's Today show Thursday that he would "absolutely" change the Would you want to change the Republican platform to include the exceptions that you have?" Most laws that ban federal money from being used to fund abortions , like the Hyde Amendment Republicans disagree on whether even these exceptions , particularly rape and incest

Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) said this week that the law “goes further than I believe,” and conservative pundit Tomi Lahren called it “too restrictive.” “Personally, I would have the exceptions ” for rape and incest in the controversial Alabama abortion law , @GOPChairwoman

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