ICYMI: Trump’s Extreme Agenda To Ban Abortion Nationwide Is Really, Really Unpopular

As Trump’s agenda to rip away reproductive freedoms remains wildly unpopular among voters, DNC spokesperson Aida Ross released the following statement:

“Donald Trump still doesn’t seem to get it: Voters want nothing to do with his attacks on reproductive freedom – and have made it clear in every election since he overturned Roe v. Wade. Women across the country are living through a nightmare of Trump’s creation right now, denied critical care under abortion bans they overwhelmingly disapprove of. Trump may still be pushing the same wildly out-of-touch anti-choice platform he has for years, but he’s in for a reality check this November when voters once again reject him and his attacks on our basic rights at the ballot box.” 

New polling this week once again confirms that the overwhelming majority of Americans support abortion access.

Pew Research: “Broad Public Support for Legal Abortion Persists 2 Years After Dobbs”

“About six-in-ten (63%) say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. This share has grown 4 percentage points since 2021 – the year prior to the 2022 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe.

“Since before Roe was overturned, both parties have seen a modest uptick in the share who say abortion should be legal.

“Americans say medication abortion should be legal rather than illegal by a margin of more than two-to-one (54% vs. 20%).”

Spectrum News: “Majority of Americans support legal abortion, Pew Research survey says”

USA Today: “Americans overwhelmingly oppose the next goal of many anti-abortion activists, to enact a federal law banning abortion nationwide. By 80%-14%, those surveyed opposed that idea, including 65% of Republicans and 83% of independents.”

Axios: “Most Americans support abortion access one year after Roe v. Wade: poll”

Axios: “More than 7 in 10 Americans support access to medication abortion, and even more back the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to regulate drugs, a new Axios-Ipsos poll finds.

“There’s widespread support for letting women obtain drugs for medication abortion from their doctor or a clinic, with 72% supporting — including half of Republicans.”

Reminder: Trump said he’d sign a national abortion ban if elected to a second term.

Associated Press: “Trump says he will support national ban on abortions around 15 weeks of pregnancy”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Wants to Ban Abortion Nationwide: Report”

New York Times: “Trump Privately Expresses Support for a 16-Week Abortion Ban”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Floats National Abortion Ban After Claiming He’s ‘On the Side of Women’”

Trump: “There of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life. And it’s very important.” 

Trump on if he would sign a six-week national abortion ban: “I’m looking at all options.”

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 is standing by his allies as they push to ban medication abortion if Trump is reelected. 

Interviewer: “Do you think women should be able to get the abortion pill mifepristone?” 

Trump: “Well, I have an opinion on that, but I’m not going to explain. I’m not gonna say it yet. But I have pretty strong views on that. And I’ll be releasing it probably over the next week.”

Interviewer: “Well, this is a big question, Mr. President, because your allies have called for enforcement of the Comstock Act, which prohibits the mailing of drugs used for abortions by mail. The Biden Department of Justice has not enforced it. Would your Department of Justice enforce it?”

Trump is the reason millions of women live under cruel abortion bans — and he loves bragging about it.

Trump: “I was proudly the person responsible for the ending of … Roe v. Wade.”

Trump: “We broke Roe v. Wade and we did something that nobody thought was possible. We gave it back to the states, and the states are working very brilliantly … But they’re working, and it’s working the way it’s supposed to.”

Trump: “For 54 years they were trying to get Roe v. Wade terminated, and I did it, and I’m proud to have done it. … Nobody else was going to get that done but me, and we did it, and we did something that was a miracle.”

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!!!”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Claims Credit for All Abortion Bans”

Business Insider: “Trump boasts he’s ‘proud’ about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade, the issue that has become ballot-box poison for Republicans”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Have ‘Terminated’ Abortion Rights”