FACT CHECK: Donald Trump Would Try to Ban Abortion
Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433
Washington, DC — Donald Trump has made it clear that he would ban abortion, and appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Trump has pledged to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion.
On the campaign trail, Mike Pence said that if Trump is elected, “We’ll see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.” [The Los Angeles Times, 7/29/16]
Trump said Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. [The Brody File, 2/18/16]
Trump said being anti-abortion would be a litmus test for SCOTUS nominees. [CNN’s State of the Union, 6/28/15]
Trump said the “biggest way” to ban abortion is “by electing me president”: “Asked on Fox News what one thing he would do to ‘protect the sanctity of life,’ Trump told host Bill O’Reilly, ‘I will protect it, and the biggest way you can protect it is through the Supreme Court and putting people on the court. Actually, the biggest way you can protect it, I guess, is by electing me president.’” [Huffington Post, 5/11/16]
Trump said that women should be punished for having an abortion. During an MSNBC town hall with Chris Matthews, he was asked whether and how he would ban abortion. [MSNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 3/30/16]
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