Trump Thinks AL Abortion Ban Goes Too Far, Says Rape/Incest Should Be Exceptions

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May 19, 2019 9:59 a.m.
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President Donald Trump tweeted on late Saturday night that he is “strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother,” indicating that he disagrees with Alabama’s new severe abortion ban.

It seems that Trump’s main concern is that too harsh of an anti-abortion law would unify the left.

“The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020,” the President tweeted. “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’s attitude toward abortion has apparently shifted over the years. In 1999, he described himself as “very pro-choice.”

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