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Trump said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signing a six-week ban is ‘a terrible thing and a terrible mistake’ in an interview with Meet the Press.
By Calvin Freiburger , LifeSiteNews, Sept. 18, 2023 – 2:46 pm EDT
UPDATE, 2:06PM CST: This report has been updated with additional comments from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America president Marjorie Dannenfelser.
UPDATE 2, 5:57PM CST: This report has been updated to acknowledge that in the full uncut interview, available here, President Trump raised the example of Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam’s defense of infanticide, which was omitted from the edit of the segment in NBC News’s original report.
(LifeSiteNews) — Former President Donald Trump stunned pro-life former supporters over the weekend with a Meet the Press interview in which he repeatedly touted plans for an abortion compromise he hopes will put the issue “behind us,” repeatedly refused to say if he believes the preborn have constitutional rights, condemned state heartbeat laws as “terrible,” expressed indifference as to whether the issue is resolved at the state or federal level, and reiterated his insistence that pro-life laws need exceptions for rape and incest.
During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, host Kristen Welker asked the 2024 Republican frontrunner, “how is it acceptable in America that women’s lives are at risk, doctors are being forced to turn away patients in need, or risk breaking the law?” Without disputing the false claim that denying abortion risks women’s lives, Trump claimed credit for overturning Roe v. Wade, which he said gave pro-lifers “the right to negotiate for the first time.” …