Former President Donald Trump met with a prominent anti-abortion organization after it chastised his recent comments on abortion restrictions.
Trump met with the prominent organization, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.
“During the meeting, President Trump reiterated his opposition to the extreme Democratic position of abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, paid for by taxpayers — and even in some cases after the child is born,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.
“President Trump believes such a position is unworthy of a great nation and believes the American people will rebel against such a radical position that aligns us with China and North Korea.”
Dannenfelser said the meeting also included South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham and evangelical leader Tony Perkins.
“President Trump knows the vast majority of Americans oppose brutal late-term abortions when the child can feel pain and suck their thumbs,” she went on.
“President Trump reiterated that any federal legislation protecting these children would need to include the exceptions for life of the mother and in cases of rape and incest.”
It does not appear that Trump made any pledges toward specific federal action on abortion and seemed to focus his comments during the meeting on late term abortions.
Previous Comments Met With Backlash
SBAPLA issued a statement calling Trump’s position on abortion “unacceptable” after he said the issue should be resolved at a state leve.
“President Trump’s assertion that the Supreme Court returned the issue of abortion solely to the states is a completely inaccurate reading of the Dobbs decision and is a morally indefensible position for a self-proclaimed pro-life presidential candidate to hold,” Dannenfelser said at the time.
The group has made clear it will only endorse candidates who support a federal 15-week abortion ban at the latest.
Former Vice President Mike Pence stated his support for a federal 15-week ban last month, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a 6-week ban into law.