Headline RoundupApril 8th, 2024

Trump Says Abortion Should Be Left Up to States

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump said Monday that abortion rights should be left up to individual states' discretion.

The Details: Trump’s statement asserts that states should craft their own abortion laws, and whatever each state decides should be “law of the land,” adding, “At the end of the day, it’s all about will of the people.” However, Trump did not confirm or deny whether he would veto a nationwide 15-week ban, leading President Joe Biden and abortion rights advocates to question Trump’s commitment; Biden said Trump was “simply lying.” On the other hand, some Republicans appreciated Trump's declaration; others, like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) disagreed with Trump.  

How the Media Covered It: While mainstream coverage was fairly straightforward, some more niche political coverage focused on different points of division. In the center, Forbes (Center bias) highlighted those skeptical of Trump’s commitment, and Newsweek (Center bias) highlighted a “conservative rebellion” over the issue. HuffPost (Left bias) accused Trump of “falsely accusing Democrats of murdering babies,” and Breitbart (Right bias) accused the Biden campaign of “another anti-Trump hoax.” This summary was developed with the help of AllSides' AI technology.

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