This shouldn’t be a surprise at this point, but it is now established beyond all reasonable doubt that Donald Trump is not pro-life. How do we know that? He gives no evidence that he even knows what the pro-life position is. You can’t defend the sanctity of human life if you don’t even know what it is.
Even worse is that when Trump tries to express his beliefs on abortion, he articulates a pro-abortion rights position. And he usually doesn’t even realize that’s what he’s done! His foot is in his mouth, but he is none the wiser.
In an interview with CBS News today, he did it again (watch above). Asked how he’d change the law to restrict access to abortion, this is how he responded:
The laws are set now on abortion and that’s the way they’re going to remain until they’re changed… I would’ve preferred states’ rights… I think it would’ve been better if it were up to the states. But right now, the laws are set… At this moment, the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way.
Did you catch that? Trump just said that status quo on abortion law in the United States needs to remain unchanged. Just to be clear about the status quo. Right now it is legal under United States “law” to kill an unborn child at any stage of pregnancy (from 0-9 months gestation) for any or no reason at all. As a result of this status quo, over 57 million children have been killed legally in our country since 1973. It is the greatest human rights crisis of our time, and Donald Trump says we need to “leave it that way.”
Donald Trump can say he’s pro-life until he’s blue in the face. But until he actually understands what pro-life means and unless he stops defending a pro-abortion position, we know that he is not telling the truth. Donald Trump is not pro-life. Anyone who is has no business supporting his candidacy.