“Preparing to Sell You Out” – Trump’s Relaxed Approach to Abortion Angers Pro Life Groups and Republicans Alike

Former president Donald Trump’s relaxed approach to abortion didn’t go well with some of the pro-life groups.

Trump Mum on Federal Abortion Ban

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Trump has been mum on whether he would sign a federal abortion ban, if elected a president for the second time.

Former President Blamed Abortion Opponents for Republican Losses

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He also blamed abortion opponents for Republicans’ 2022 election losses and said he would find a compromise with Democrats, if given a second shot at White House.

Trump Attacks DeSantis

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He attacked his opponent Ron DeSantis, who recently signed a 6-week abortion ban in Florida, one of the strictest in the country.

“Terrible Mistake”

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“I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake,” Trump said. “But we’ll come up with a number, but at the same time, Democrats won’t be able to go out at six months, seven months, eight months and allow an abortion.”

“I Would Sit Down With Both Sides and Negotiate Something”

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Trump spoke about the issue with Kristin Welker on Meet the Press. During the interview, Walker asked Trump if he would sign a 15-week abortion ban, if elected a president. 

“We’ll End up With Peace”

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“I would sit down with both sides and I’d negotiate something, and we’ll end up with peace on that issue for the first time in 52 years. I’m not going to say I would or I wouldn’t,” Trump said. “I mean, ‘DeSanctus’ is willing to sign a five-week and six-week ban.

Opponents Attack Trump

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While Trump’s opponents used his comments as a reason to attack the Republican frontrunner on his position on the fraught issue, anti-abortion groups had a mixed reaction.

DeSantis Gets His Word

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“I think all pro-lifers should know that he’s preparing to sell you out,” DeSantis said of Trump’s position.

Some Expect Trump to Still Support National Abortion Ban

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According to Politico, some groups say they are willing to give Trump more time to clarify his stance. They expect he will eventually support a national abortion ban. 

Others Are Feelings More Upset

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Other groups, who are more ruffled by his laissez-faire approach, are considering making a primary endorsement, and redirecting their campaign budget to other races where Republican candidates are more supportive of their cause. 

“We Are Willing to Apply Pressure”

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“He won’t feel pressure until it’s applied, and we’re willing to apply it,” said Kristi Hamrick, the chief policy strategist with Students for Life of America. “You cannot ignore the human rights issue of our time and still get our vote.”

 A 15-Week Ban

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Trump didn’t give a definite response on the 15-weeks abortion ban during the recent interview 

“Well, people are starting to think of 15 weeks, that seems to be a number that people are talking about right now,” Trump said about the 15-week ban. “I would sit down with both sides, and I’d negotiate something and we’ll end up with peace in that issue for the first time in 52 years. I’m not going to say I would or I wouldn’t.” 

$78 Million to Turn Out Anti-abortion Voters

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Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America told POLITICO that it plans to spend more than the $78 millions to turn out anti-abortion rights voters in 2024. 

“He Will Need Republicans”

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“Looking at a general, he’s going to need all Republicans to come home if he’s going to beat Joe Biden,” Billy Valentine, SBA’s vice president of political affairs, said. “He’s going to need the base in order to win ultimately, and he’s going to need a clear position. In the absence of a clear position, the Democrats are going to define him.”

Other Republicans Align Themselves With SBA Calls

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Other GOP presidential candidates have aligned themselves with SBA’s call for a federal ban, but the organization is boxed in by Trump’s dominant lead and is unlikely to endorse, several of its leaders told POLITICO.

Gen Z Is Lonely Thanks to “Flexible” Remote Work, Falling Behind

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Let’s face it. Remote work brings strong emotions from both sides. Those who are in favor say it will help with work-life balance, save on commuting costs and a net benefit to the employee. Gen Z Is Lonely Thanks to “Flexible” Remote Work, Falling Behind

DeSantis Is Keen to Pardon Trump and Move On From ‘Past Controversies?’ – What’s Behind This ‘Fresh Start’ Initiative?

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In a recent sit-down interview with conservative political commentator Megyn Kelly, Ron DeSantis implied that he would consider pardoning former President Donald Trump if he were to win the presidency. DeSantis Is Keen to Pardon Trump and Move On From ‘Past Controversies?’ – What’s Behind This ‘Fresh Start’ Initiative?

Adidas Accused of “Erasing Women” After Using a “Male Looking Model” to Launch Range of Women’s Swimwear

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Sportswear giant Adidas has found itself at the center of controversy and calls for a boycott after releasing a new range of women’s swimwear featuring a model who appears to be a man. Here’s the full story. Adidas Accused of “Erasing Women” After Using a “Male Looking Model” to Launch Range of Women’s Swimwear

“A Circus” – Between Biden’s Faux Pas and 90-Year-Old Senator Feinstein’s Confusion, Is Anyone in Power Fit to Run the Country? Just Say, ‘Aye’ or ‘Nay’!

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In a recent committee vote, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a prominent figure in American politics, appeared confused, adding to the mounting worries about her physical decline impacting her role in Congress. Here’s the full story. “A Circus” – Between Biden’s Faux Pas and 90-Year-Old Senator Feinstein’s Confusion, Is Anyone in Power Fit to Run the Country? Just Say, ‘Aye’ or ‘Nay’!

“Walk Off the Field” – Trans Athlete Competes in Women’s Rugby Team, Injuring Other Players With Violent Tackles – Is This a Valid Concern?

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Recent events in the rugby community have sparked a heated debate surrounding safety and fairness when transgender players compete against cisgender athletes. Here’s the full story. “Walk Off the Field” – Trans Athlete Competes in Women’s Rugby Team, Injuring Other Players With Violent Tackles – Is This a Valid Concern?

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