Trump Wavering on Abortion Ban?

( – Even though he will go down in history as the president who succeeded in getting Roe v. Wade overturned because of his selection of Supreme Court Justices, former President Donald Trump is still wavering but says he will decide “pretty soon” whether to support a nationwide abortion ban.

Trump’s remarks follow last month’s reports which suggested he might adopt a 16-week federal abortion ban for his campaign.

Trump told Fox News host Howard Kurtz whether he would back the policy, stating, “We’re going to find out. Pretty soon, I’m gonna be making a decision. I would like to see if we could make both sides happy.”

While the Trump campaign rejected reports of such a policy last month, they did not deny Trump’s consideration. Instead, they vaguely stated that Trump would “sit down with both sides and negotiate a deal that everyone will be happy with.”

Moreover, Campaign spokesperson Karoline Leavitt said in a statement, which referred to the initial report as “fake news” and highlighted the selection of judges who follow constitutional principles.

The statement read as follows: “President Trump appointed strong Constitutionalist federal judges and Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v. Wade and sent the decision back to the states, which others have tried to do for over 50 years.”

Democrats have jumped on the speculation and alleged that Trump will advocate for a national abortion ban if he wins the presidential elections. The policy has stirred controversy, with about 48 % of Americans expressing support for a 16-week ban in a recent poll.

The issue also divided GOP primary candidates. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) supported a 15-week federal ban, while Nikki Haley argued against federal regulation of the matter.

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