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Mike Pence calls Trump's abortion position 'a slap in the face'

Apr 08, 2024 View Original Article
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    10% Center

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    55% ReliableFair

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    10% Center

  • Politician Portrayal

    -50% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

51% : Trump echoed that on Monday: "Many states will be different.
48% : "The states will determine by vote or legislation or perhaps both, and whatever they decide must be the law of the land in this case, the law of the state," Trump said.
44% : Trump also did not address his views on abortion medication, the use of which is currently being challenged before the Supreme Court by a group of anti-abortion doctors, and though he reiterated his support for three exceptions to abortion bans -- in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the pregnant woman -- he was not more specific on how those exceptions should be implemented.
41% : "In his statement on X, Pence -- like Trump has -- touted his role in the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade's national protections for abortion access.
38% : Trump did not say if he personally favors a certain number of weeks into pregnancy at which state-level bans should take effect, he did not say how he will vote on an upcoming ballot measure in his home state of Florida which would broaden abortion access there and though he specifically criticized that abortion policy had been decided at the federal level under Roe, he did not say what he would do as president if a nationwide ban passes Congress and makes it to his desk to be signed into law.
26% : "The group insisted that despite what Trump said on Monday, he "will work to ban all abortion nationwide.
25% : Pence has long been to the right of Trump on the issue of reproductive rights.
24% : "Short argued that Trump had made his announcement because of "a political calculation that tries to avoid confronting the fundamental evil of" abortion and "continues the former president's drift away from the conservative achievements of his own Administration.
20% : "In a video statement on Monday, Trump, after months of dodging questions about his abortion position, rejected calls to endorse a national abortion ban, saying he believes it should be a states' rights issue.
20% : "President Joe Biden, Trump's rival in the upcoming election, contended in his own statement that Trump was now "scrambling" to shore up support by being ambiguous on his true stance.
6% : If Donald Trump is elected and the MAGA Republicans in Congress put a national abortion ban on the Resolute Desk, Trump will sign it into law," Biden said.

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