Trump is Responsible for Texas Supreme Court’s Latest Egregious Attacks on Reproductive Freedom 

In response to the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in Zurawski v. Texas, DNC spokesperson Maddy Mundy released the following statement:

“One week since the Texas Republican Party voted on a platform that opened the door to subjecting women who obtain abortion care to the death penalty, Texas women are again under siege. Today’s Texas Supreme Court decision continues to imperil women’s health, safety, and lives – and Donald Trump is to blame. Trump owns the nightmare women in Texas are living through and he wants to take life-threatening laws like these nationwide through a national abortion ban. Texans and Americans across the country won’t stand for these relentless assaults on their rights and will reject Donald Trump’s MAGA agenda this November. 

The Texas Supreme Court rejected a challenge by Amanda Zurawski and 19 other women and doctors over the state’s near-total abortion laws, which stopped many of them from getting medical care for pregnancy complications. 

Axios: “Texas Supreme Court rejects lawsuit over abortion ban exceptions”

Texas Tribune: “The Texas Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the most significant challenge to Texas’ new abortion laws yet, ruling Friday that the medical exceptions in the law were broad enough to withstand constitutional challenge.”

NBC News: “Zurawski v. Texas was the first legal challenge to the state’s bans that focused specifically on women with complicated pregnancies.”

“One of the lead plaintiffs, Amanda Zurawski, has said she nearly died in August 2022 when doctors delayed giving her a medically necessary abortion after she had catastrophic complications while 18 weeks pregnant. After her health deteriorated, her doctors eventually performed an abortion. She said she later went into sepsis and spent three days in the intensive care unit.”

For the Texas Republican Party, banning abortion isn’t enough – these extremists voted on a platform that opened the door to the death penalty for abortion patients. 

HuffPost: “The Republican Party of Texas is considering a platform that appears to endorse the death penalty for abortion providers and patients.”  

“‘From criminalization to calls for the death penalty, Trump has emboldened MAGA state extremists across the country to persecute women,’ Mundy said. ‘Trump endorses prosecuting women, he supports a nationwide abortion ban, and is responsible for millions of women now struggling to access fundamental health care. This November, voters across the country will put an end to Trump and MAGA Republicans’ dangerous, anti-freedom assaults when they reject them at the ballot box.’”

The Guardian: “Texas Republicans open to death penalty for abortion providers”

Teen Vogue: “Potential Texas GOP Platform Suggests Death Penalty for Abortion Patients”

The New Republic: “The anti-abortion movement in Texas has adjusted course—and it’s headed toward putting abortion and IVF patients on death row.”

“Leaked video footage of an Abolish Abortion Texas function shows Hood County Republican Party officials in attendance at a meeting supporting the death penalty for women and minors who seek out either procedure. The meeting took place in January, but the video was only shared to X (formerly Twitter) last week.”

Newsweek: “Texas GOP Meets Group Suggesting Death Penalty for Women Who Seek Abortions”

Trump has endorsed a national abortion ban and supports extreme abortion bans across the country, including ones that allow states to prosecute women who have an abortion.

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”

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

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.”

Interviewer: “Are you comfortable if states decide to punish women who access abortions after the procedure is banned?” 


Trump: “Again, that’s going to be—I don’t have to be comfortable or uncomfortable. The states are going to make that decision. The states are going to have to be comfortable or uncomfortable, not me.”


Interviewer: “Prosecuting women for getting abortions after the ban. But are you comfortable with it?” 

Trump: “The states are going to say. It’s irrelevant whether I’m comfortable or not. It’s totally irrelevant, because the states are going to make those decisions.” 

Trump: “There has to be some form of punishment [for women who have an abortion].”

Interviewer: “So just to be clear, then: You won’t commit to vetoing the bill if there’s federal restrictions—federal abortion restrictions?”

Trump: “I won’t have to commit to it.”


Interviewer: “Would you veto [the Life at Conception Act]?” 

Trump: “I don’t have to do anything about vetoes, because we now have it back in the states.” 

Trump is working closely with his Project 2025 allies, whose agenda includes restricting access to contraceptives if Trump gets back in the White House. 

Rolling Stone: “Inside the MAGA Plan to Attack Birth Control, Surveil Women and Ban the Abortion Pill”

“The attacks on mifepristone and resurrection of Comstock stand out as particularly harmful proposals, but they are only two of the dozens of ways the Republicans behind Project 2025 envision restricting access to abortion and contraception if they win the White House next year. Elsewhere in the document, there are proposals to eliminate the morning-after pill from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate under the rationale that it is a ‘potential abortifacient.’”

Heritage Foundation: “Conservatives have to lead the way in … endingsenseless use of birth control pills.”

Politico: “Organizations including Heritage, former Vice President Mike Pence’s group Advancing American Freedom, and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public advocacy-focused Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission have worked behind the scenes over the last few weeks to distribute talking points, circulate policy recommendations and educate Republican officials and their staff about their ethical concerns with how IVF is commonly practiced in the United States.”

Axios: “This is undeniably a Trump-driven operation. The biggest tell: Johnny McEntee — one of Trump’s closest White House aides, and his most fervent internal loyalty enforcer — is a senior adviser to Project 2025. One of the most powerful architects is Stephen Miller, a top West Wing adviser for the Trump administration.”

Politico: “On Tuesday, the Trump campaign sent a letter to pro-Trump, external organizations asking them to attend an ‘entirely off-the-record, private,’ and ‘invite-only’ meeting with senior campaign officials, according to a copy of the letter obtained by POLITICO. The sit-down, which the letter describes as a ‘meeting of the political minds,’ is aimed at discussing ‘collaborat[ion]’ and ‘priorities and plans’ for the general election.” 

Trump loves to brag about how he overturned Roe and paved the way for cruel abortion bans across the country.

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

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!!!”

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: “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.”