(TheRedWire.com) – Former President Donald Trump has avoided discussing whether he would push for a national abortion ban, which has caused many conservatives to question his commitment.
However, Trump’s evasiveness could prove to be beneficial to him in the upcoming general election. Still, religious conservatives had been an essential demographic for Trump in previous elections, which could be the case again in the Republican primary race.
On Sunday, Trump spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference Saturday, where he only vaguely referenced how vital the federal government was in protecting the sanctity of life. Despite this, though, Trump did not make any direct references to his plan for abortions if he wins back the White House.
Many conservatives have viewed Trump’s approach on this topic as disappointing, especially as they fear that it is likely that Trump will backtrack and not pursue an abortion ban. More importantly, this vague stance separates him from many other GOP candidates who have taken a more radical approach to abortion. Former Vice President Mike Pence had told the same conference that if he won the White House, he would support at least a 15-week abortion ban in every state.
Trump’s stance on abortion has changed over the years. In 1999 he had stated that he was “very pro-choice,” but in 2016, during his first presidential campaign, he argued that women who got an abortion should face “some form” of punishment.
During his presidency, appointing three conservative Supreme Court Justices was also essential for overturning Roe v. Wade.
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