December 7, 2016 7:01 pm -

National Pro-Life Alliance says Trump vowed to support their agenda, which is to ban all abortions, period.

During his presidential campaign, Trump took a dizzying variety of often conflicting positions on abortion rights, but generally landed on saying that he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, handing abortion rights decisions back to the states, and saying that he himself is “pro-life with exceptions.” Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, has sponsored “personhood” legislation in Congress.


The National Pro-Life Alliance (NPLA) has been working primarily with Sen. Rand Paul to promote the “Life at Conception Act,” which would attempt to dismantle Roe v. Wade by declaring that the Constitution’s protections apply beginning from “the moment of fertilization.” Advocates of this “personhood” strategy believe that there is a magic loophole in Roe v. Wade that would allow Congress to bypass the decision and outlaw abortion simply by declaring embryos and fetuses to be legal persons—an argument that is disputed even by many anti-choice attorneys.



D.B. Hirsch
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