Trump’s Anti-Choice Litmus Test For Supreme Court Vacancy

Trump has repeatedly pledged to have an anti-choice litmus test for Supreme Court nominees. Trump sees vacancies on the Supreme Court as his opportunity to pack the courts with justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. In Trump’s own words:


I'm pro-life. The judges will be pro-life.” – Trump, 2016


I will be appointing pro-life judges.” – Trump, 2016


If we put another two or perhaps three justice on, that's really what's going to be — that will happen.”– Trump, on whether the court would overturn Roe v. Wade, 2016


It is. It is.” – Trump, on whether overturning Roe v. Wade would be a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees, 2015


If we appoint strict constructionists to the Supreme Court as Donald Trump intends to do, I believe we’ll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history.” – Pence, 2016


Democrats and Republicans alike should reject any nominee who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.