Trump’s VP Contenders Push Anti-Choice Agenda as He Speaks to Extremists Who Want Abortion “Eradicated Entirely”

While Donald Trump speaks at an event with extremists who want abortion ‘eradicated entirely,’ his anti-choice VP contenders are pushing the cruel MAGA agenda to ban abortion and rip away reproductive freedoms. In response, DNC Spokesperson Aida Ross released the following statement: 

“Donald Trump and his VP contenders have already embraced a dangerous anti-choice agenda, and today, Trump — who called cruel abortion bans a ‘beautiful thing to watch’ just days ago — is making his plans clear by cozying up to extremists who called abortion ‘child sacrifice’ and want abortion ‘eradicated entirely.’ While the overwhelming majority of Americans support reproductive health care access, Trump’s anti-freedom VP contenders know that Trump wants a running mate who shares his extreme ultra-MAGA agenda. That’s why all of his VP candidates are ready to sign onto the same extreme platform to ban abortion — and put our basic rights on the ballot this November.”

Today, Trump spoke to the Danbury Institute, an anti-choice extremist group that calls abortion “child sacrifice,” wants abortion to be “eradicated entirely,” and has praised Trump for overturning Roe v. Wade.

Politico: “Trump to make virtual appearance at event with group that calls abortion ‘child sacrifice’”

“Trump is scheduled to make a virtual appearance Monday at an event hosted by the Danbury Institute, an organization that also seeks to ban same-sex marriage and use the Bible to guide public policy, according to its website…

“The Danbury Institute, a Christian advocacy group established earlier this year by a coalition of churches, Christians and other organizations, on its website says that abortion ‘must be ended’ and that it ‘will not rest until it is eradicated entirely.’ …

“Sharayah Colter, a spokesperson for the Danbury Institute, said the organization is ‘grateful for the work President Trump did in nominating Supreme Court justices who eventually ruled in the Dobbs decision to overturn Roe v. Wade’ and that the former president “continually advocated for the sanctity of human life which Christians championed and were eager to support” during his presidency.”

Trump is looking for an anti-abortion extremist to be his running mate as he pushes a cruel anti-choice agenda to rip away women’s freedoms.

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

Associated Press: “On abortion, Vance said that he would vote for the national abortion ban at 15 weeks introduced by Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.”

Newsweek: “J.D. Vance Backs ‘National Standard’ for Abortions”

CBS News: “Last month, Burgum signed into law one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country, an abortion ban that allows limited exceptions up to six weeks’ gestation, and only for medical emergencies at any other point in the pregnancy.”

Business Insider: “Sen. Marco Rubio supported banning almost all abortions in a newly uncovered 2010 questionnaire”

Washington Post: “‘If I were president of the United States, I would literally sign the most conservative pro-life legislation that they can get through Congress,’ Scott added, regarding a federal ban.”

Tim Scott: “We have to have a federal limit on how far we can go, and that is something that we have to discuss.”

Byron Donalds: “As we celebrate this Holy Week and reflect on its true meaning, we recognize the profound dignity of EVERY human life, from the womb to the tomb. Today, @GovRonDeSantis signed the 15 week abortion ban, protecting the unborn in Florida and our most important God-given right—LIFE.”

CNN: “[Kristi Noem] defends state’s abortion ‘trigger’ ban when asked if 10-year-old should be forced to give birth”

WWNY: Stefanik backs federal ban on most abortions after 15 weeks

Office of Senator Lindsey Graham: “Graham Reintroduces 20-Week Abortion Ban”

“The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Senators… Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee)… Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)… Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)… Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee)… Marco Rubio (R-Florida)… Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)…”

Tom Cotton: “Lindsey Graham has proposed something the Senate has voted on in the past which is reasonable restrictions on late-term abortions…” “U.S. Senate Republican candidate Katie Britt has called herself ‘100% pro-life,’ and said she will fight for anti-abortion measures if she wins the seat.”

Bloomberg: “Carson Doesn’t Support Exceptions for Abortions in Rape, Incest”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “Look, I’m an unapologetic pro-life advocate and would push for anything that strengthens our ability to continue to have strong pro-life legislation here in the state of Arkansas… ”

THV11 Reporter: “And would you put in any sort of… exception for rape or incest or anything of that nature?”

Huckabee Sanders: “Like I said, I want to push for the strongest pro-life legislation that we can possibly have in our state…”

Reporter: “So probably not?”

Huckabee Sanders: “No, I would not advocate for those exceptions.”

The Hill: “Ramaswamy: Supreme Court should rule against FDA approval of abortion pill”

Reminder: Trump’s anti-choice agenda is wildly unpopular with the American people. 

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”
CNN: “A 64% majority of US adults say they disapprove of last year’s Supreme Court ruling that women do not have a constitutional right to an abortion, with half strongly disapproving – an assessment that’s almost entirely unchanged from CNN’s poll last July in the immediate wake of the decision.”