Trump against abortion, but favorable to exceptions

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Alabama and Missouri have banned abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy. A situation that is very reactive in the United States, where the right to abortion is protected. US President Donald Trump took a stand on Saturday declaring himself "deeply pro-life", while expressing support for exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.

"As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly in favor of life, with three exceptions – rape, incest and protection of the mother's life – the same position as that adopted. by Ronald Reagan, "said Donald Trump in a tweet. The president expressed his views on abortion a few days after Alabama banned all abortions, except in the case of life-threatening death for the mother, with penalties of up to ninety-nine years in prison for doctors.

The support of the religious right

The issue of voluntary termination of pregnancy will be at the heart of the upcoming US presidential election in 2020. Donald Trump has conquered the religious right, initially skeptical about this divorced billionaire, promising to appoint judges opposed to abortion within from the highest court in the country. Since his election, the president has included two judges in the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, so that progressive judges are now a minority (four out of nine).

The religious right now hopes that the Court, with its new conservative majority, will come back in small steps on its historic decision to legalize abortion. After Alabama, Missouri banned abortion this week from eight weeks of pregnancy.

Read also When the trump of the Supreme Court threatens the right to abortion

Roe V. Wade in the viewfinder

All of these laws are in flagrant contradiction with the "Roe V. Wade" judgment of 1973 (which guarantees the right of American women to abort while the fetus is not viable (around the 24th week of pregnancy). Although their promoters do not intend to stop there, they have indicated that they will continue the appeals until they reach the Supreme Court, which they hope to convince to reconsider its decision of 1973.

Donald Trump also asked Congress to ban late abortions. "The radical left, about late abortion (and worse), implodes on this issue," he tweeted Saturday night. "We must stay united and win for life in 2020."

See also Arkansas: abortion prohibited without male authorization

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