Trump says 'Pro-Life' but favors exceptions for rape, incest

"What prompted him? It's private conversation, but also I think it's a personal thing that this is the best way to be pro life ... which is that you have these exceptions for rape, incest, the life of the mother", the senior White House official said.

"When women are in control of their sexuality, it threatens a core element underpinning right-wing ideology: patriarchy", she said. "He respects the right of states to make their own laws in accordance to what their electorate wants". However, this bill that was passed in Alabama, which compares having an abortion to the Holocaust, has given the state the country's strictest anti-abortion restrictions.

Northeast Valley News spoke with several women who voiced their concern over the Alabama law.

Demonstrators in Montgomery carried signs revealing "her body, her choice" and "we are not ovary-acting".

Marchers on Sunday said the measures have energized supporters of legalized abortion, and they say they are digging in for a legal and political fight.

The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation- making performing an abortion a felony in almost all cases unless necessary for the mother's health.

According to the law, any physicians who will perform an abortion will also be charged with the highest degree of felony (Class A felony), and they could face up to ninety-nine years in jail. In January, New York signed into law a bill protecting the right to terminate a pregnancy after 24 weeks in certain cases.

Both defenders and opponents of abortion rights expect lower courts, bound by precedent, to block these new laws.

It may be years before the U.S. Supreme Court says anything about Alabama's new abortion ban. Georgia banned the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can occur before a woman knows she is pregnant.

Republican Governor Mike Parson told reporters on Friday he planned to sign the bill, which was approved by the Republican-controlled state legislature last week and would enact one of the United States' most restrictive bans. The protest is part of the #StoptheBans movement, a nationwide day of rallies advocating against efforts to undo Roe v. Wade. They intend to argue that a state cannot restrict access to abortion before viability - the point at which a fetus can survive outside the uterus - which is a right that federal courts have repeatedly reaffirmed in decisions since Roe.

The abortion bans have drawn widespread criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

At least Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was honest about her state's prospects for banning abortion via legislation.

Overall, 45 percent of respondents said abortion should be allowed for any reason; 49 percent if the child will be born with Down syndrome; 56 percent if the child will be mentally disabled; and 67 percent if the child would be born with a life-threatening illness. Every "yea" vote in the Alabama Senate was cast by a male.

"We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020", Trump tweeted. "When God creates that life, that miracle of life inside the woman's womb, it's not our place as humans to extinguish that life".

"I believe that there ought to be exceptions". "And if it is a couple of million dollars, that is a small, small price for those lives".

  • Leroy Wright