Headline RoundupApril 10th, 2024

Trump Says He Won't Sign National Abortion Ban if Elected

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2024 Republican candidate and former President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he would not sign a national abortion ban if he retakes the White House in November.

For Context: On Monday, Trump released a video outlining his position on abortion. In the video, he celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the summer of 2022, which made abortion a state-level issue. In the video, Trump stated that abortion rights should be left up to individual states' discretion and did not endorse any federal abortion legislation. The Biden campaign responded by calling Trump a liar and alleging he would pass federal abortion legislation if congress sent it to his desk.

Details: Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Trump said he would not sign a federal bill banning abortion. He also expressed disappointment in recent court rulings in Arizona and Florida imposing more restrictions or outright banning abortion procedures.

Key Quotes: Trump said the Arizona ruling “went too far,” adding, “as you know, it’s all about state’s rights, that’ll be straightened out.” Responding to Trump’s comment on a federal abortion ban, Michael Tyler, a spokesperson for the Biden-Harris campaign, stated, “Trump lies constantly ― about everything ― but has one track record: banning abortion every chance he gets.

How the Media Covered It: HuffPost (Left bias) stated that “Despite his best attempts to avoid abortion, Trump’s fingerprints are all over the attacks on medication abortion,” adding that while in the White House, Trump worked with “ferocious anti-choice leaders.”

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