Trump backs abortion in cases of rape or incest, contradicting Alabama law

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

Since then, federal courts have sided with the ACLU in every single challenge we have brought to laws restricting abortion in this state.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have vowed to oppose the bill in court, CNBC reported. Now politicians have finally shown their true colors and are trying to ban abortion outright.

"This is Trump's anti-choice movement. and it's terrifying, particularly for women of color and low income women, who are most affected by these bans". Evangelist Pat Robertson, meanwhile, said the law is too "extreme" and not the best vehicle to attempt to force the Supreme Court to revisit - and possibly overturn - Roe v. Wade, the high court's 1973 ruling that established a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

"The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in the womb is not a person", says Alabama Representative Terri Collins, the sponsor of the bill.

Even President Donald Trump, who says he is "strongly pro-life", tweeted over the weekend that he supports abortion in the case of rape or incest. "And women who are angry that a majority of men in the state legislature spoke for them".

Sen. Ted Cruz issued a tweet Monday blasting "vicious" and "angry" actor Jim Carrey for posting a cartoon of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey being aborted.

One of the most famous names in Hollywood now, Lady Gaga, has also slammed the ban online.

In February, they supported a measure that would have left only a single doctor legally allowed to perform abortions in Louisiana. Opponents often cite religious belief in saying that fetuses deserve rights similar to those of infants.

But in March 2016, he clarified that his position was "pro-life with exceptions".

"Politicians have absolutely no place in our personal health decisions".

Many on the Right reacted strongly to the new piece of artwork. We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020. "Because we are in the fight of our lives".

"Banning abortion does not stop abortion".

"Because I knew one thing", she said. "It's a brutal form of oppression to seize control of the 1 essential thing a person should command: their own body".

The US president spelled out his position on abortion - set to feature prominently at next year's election - in his first comments on the hot-button issue since Alabama's governor signed a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy.

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"President Trump has started a war on America's women, if it's a fight he wants to have, it's a fight he's going to have", Gillibrand told CBS' Face the Nation.

That Supreme Court battle may begin soon. "We need to pass it through the House and Senate, and I look forward to signing that law when I become president".