Wow, Donald Trump might have just become the most anti-life President of all time… because he seems to be against, um, childbirth itself.
While speaking at the “March for Life” anti-abortion rally at the National Mall on Friday, Trump said, “right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong, it has to change.”
Um, hopefully the law would allow that? Because having a baby in the 9th month is just called CHILDBIRTH?
Here’s the clip.
Trump was probably trying to criticize abortions initiated after the first trimester. Maybe he meant to say “torn” instead of “born from the womb”? It wouldn’t be uncharacteristic for him to have yet another verbal slip-up, after all.
But this kind of railing is par for the course for Trump. During a presidential debate, he criticized Hillary Clinton’s support of abortion rights, saying “you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, on the final day.”
Hillary obviously schooled Donald at the time, saying “well that is not what happens in these cases, and using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate,” and went on to show a depth of understanding about the thought and consideration that women go through when making these medical decisions. Sob.
In fact, according to Planned Parenthood and the CDC, less than 1.4 percent of all abortions take place after 21 weeks. Most occur because of medical complications, financial restrictions, and lack of access to or knowledge about pregnancy and abortion during early stages. Hmm, wonder if comprehensive women’s medical care could make that better? Too bad Trump is trying to undermine that.
Regarding Trump’s anti-birth stance in general, the internet is collectively smacking its forehead. But many are still outraged at Trump’s appearance at the rally — his supposed championing of “Christian values”— given recent allegations about his affair with a porn star months after Melania gave birth to Barron.
Yeah, Trump telling pro-lifers how much he values mothers is pretty rich considering he was banging porn stars while Melania was recuperating from giving birth to Barron. 🤢
— Joanne (@JoanneKMcD) January 19, 2018
No word yet on when the official “end childbirth now” campaign goes into effect.