President Trump on Alabama Abortion Ban: “I Support the Three Exceptions!”


Last week’s Alabama abortion ban has dominated political headlines. Set to go into effect in 2020, the ban prohibits virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. The only exceptions would extend to danger of the woman’s life.

This is a bill which many people have weighed in on; leftists aside, many pro-lifers and conservatives came out, stating that Alabama’s abortion ban goes too far.

Hours ago, President Trump spoke out about the matter via Twitter and provided his take.

Where Does President Trump Stand on Abortion?

The president affirmed that while he is pro-life, he is also supportive of exceptions in cases of rape, incest, and danger of life to the woman.

See for yourself in his tweets:

Conservatives Against the Alabama Abortion Ban

The president is one of the latest leading right-wing figures to come out against Alabama’s abortion ban. House Leader Kevin McCarthy stated last week that the ban “goes further than he would like.” Similarly to the president, McCarthy maintains his support for abortion exceptions, in the event of rape, incest, and danger of life to the woman.

Tomi Lahren, another conservative commentator, came out and declared herself as pro-choice. Lahren affirmed that while she is not pro-abortion, she doesn’t believe that the government ought to mandate what happens inside a woman’s body. Like many others, Lahren furthermore denounced Alabama’s abortion ban as radical.

Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, also shared her take on the Alabama abortion ban. McDaniel explained that she is personally supportive of the three standard exceptions: rape, incest, and danger of life to the woman.

Will the Alabama Abortion Ban Stand?

At this time, Alabama’s abortion ban has yet to go into effect. Although signed by the Alabama governor, it’s set to go into effect by January 2020. However, this may be delayed. Various groups have come out against the ban and furthermore vowed to take legal action in court.

This could very well tie up the legislation in the court system for quite some time. It will also be interesting to see how President Trump’s aforementioned statements on abortion impact the general talks surrounding Alabama’s controversial ban.