Donald Trump Brags About His Role in Overturning Roe in New Ads
October 13, 2023
Donald Trump is reminding the American people that he is responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade, and is committed to further ripping away abortion rights. Don’t take our word for it: He is literally running ads bragging about his role in taking away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.
Trump is running ads bragging about his extreme anti-abortion record and his role in overturning Roe v. Wade.
FWIW: “This week, we found more evidence that the Trump campaign has no interest in ‘moderating’ on the issue of abortion. On Monday, his team began running new Facebook video ads targeting voters in Iowa, referring to Trump as ‘THE MOST Pro-Life President in history.’”
Trump: “There of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life. And it’s very important.”
Trump has spent this campaign cycle repeatedly bragging about the unique role he had in overturning Roe v. Wade – which opened the door for MAGA Republicans to pass extreme abortion bans into law across the country.
Trump: “After 50 years of failure, with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade, much to the ‘shock’ of everyone … Without me there would be no 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, or whatever is finally agreed to. Without me the pro Life movement would have just kept losing. Thank you President TRUMP!!!”
Trump: “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v. Wade, and everybody said that was an impossible thing to do. I put on three Supreme Court justices. Very few people have had that privilege or honor.”
Trump: “We’ll pick something that’s going to be very, very good for pro-life … I’m going to be in there pushing.”
Trump on if he would sign a six-week national abortion ban: “I’m looking at all [options].”
Trump: “Getting rid of Roe v. Wade was an incredible thing for pro-life because it gave pro-life something to negotiate with. Pro-life had absolutely nothing, being stuck in Roe v. Wade, to negotiate with. … And look, everybody that was president wanted to get rid and tried to get rid of Roe v. Wade … For fifty years, this has been going on. I was able to do it, and I was very honored to do it.”
While in office, Trump backed a national abortion ban that could have thrown doctors in jail.
The Hill: “The Trump administration formally backed a House bill Monday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. … It would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison or both.”
Trump has even called for punishments for women who have an abortion.
Trump: “There has to be some form of punishment [for women who have an abortion].”