Former President Donald Trump only days after receiving criticism from a leading anti-abortion group proceeded to point out all of his efforts to restrict abortions.
During an address in front of a crowd of socially conservative leaders and activists in Iowa, the first state in the GOP presidential nominating calendar, Trump claimed that he was “the most pro-life president in American history.” As he noted during his time in the White House he “took historic action to protect the unborn.” The event was attended by more than 1,100 people who attended the gathering of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition.
He added that during his administration they managed to achieve “more for our values than any administration in the history of our country.” He further noted that he appointed 300 judges who have been integral in “interpret(ing) the laws as written.”
Trump then pointed out that the appointment of three justices to the Supreme Court was essential for the “landmark victory for protecting innocent life.” This was a reference to the Supreme Court’s decision last June, which overturned the close to half-century-old Roe v. Wade ruling, effectively halting the legalization of abortions across the nation. This decision has been widely divisive as it restricted abortions in many states.
Abortion access has been one of the issues that the former President has frequently brought up during his third run for the White House.
However, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, a top abortion group, claimed that Trump’s position was “morally indefensible” for someone who claimed to be a “pro-life presidential candidate” and that they would only support candidates who pushed for a minimum 15-week federal abortion ban.