Former President Donald Trump has a message for his fellow Republicans as the 2024 campaign ramps up. According to Trump, the future of the party depends on how they talk about abortion. Here is the full story.
Trump delivered speeches to two powerful pro-life groups in mid-September, and his message was the same to both of them.
The former President thinks Republicans can win elections across the nation in 2024 by focusing on abortion.
But it’s a double-edged sword, says Trump. Get it wrong, and the future of the party could be in jeopardy.
Trump says abortion is a very delicate issue, and explaining the Republican point of view is very important. But it’s also not easy to get right.
The Most Pro-Life President In History
And Trump says that many pro-life candidates at all levels don’t have the finesse to pull off the conversation in an effective manner.
Not surprisingly, Trump does know one guy who can talk about abortion with the best of them.
In particular, Trump calls himself the most pro-life President in history and thinks that his track record speaks for itself.
In speaking to the Family Research Council, Trump pointed out that he had been able to reinstate the Mexico City Policy.
That move prohibits federal funds from being used to support any organizations that help women get access to abortions.
It was the same message Trump delivered to the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, which proved to be a receptive audience.
Said Penny Nance, chief executive of the group, “Donald Trump didn’t just deliver, he exceeded expectations, and he taught us not to accept less than what we’ve been promised.”
But many in the Republican party think Trump doesn’t go far enough in his pro-life stance.
The former President has yet to throw his support behind an abortion ban at the federal level. And he cautions that many conservatives are “too harsh” in their views and risk alienating voters.
Desantis’ Has a Ban of His Own
Meanwhile, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed off on a state-level law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
DeSantis is generally polling well behind Trump in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
And Trump’s former second-in-command has been vocal about his old boss’s weak stance on abortion.
Mike Pence, who served as Trump’s vice president from 2017 to 2021, wants nothing less than a federal-level law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Rape, Incest, Health Dangers for the Mother
Pence sees Trump’s failure to embrace a federal law as an assault on pro-lifers. He says the former commander-in-chief is “trying to marginalize the cause of life.”
Even under the heat of that sort of conservative pressure, though, Trump is trying to straddle the line between the two extremes. In both speeches, for example, he was clear about his support for abortions under certain circumstances – rape, incest, health dangers for the mother.
Trump says he thinks he can make both sides happy and even insists he can be a mediator between Republicans and Democrats on the abortion issue.
The former President has yet to reveal whether he plans to hold those mediation sessions in his lawyer’s office or from his jail cell.
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