March for Life Says Trump Would Set Back Anti-Abortion Cause

“The Platform sets the standard that all candidates need to work from, and the suggestion that the platform should weaken its position on the pro-life issue would set back years of hard work in the pro-life movement,” says Tom McClusky of March for Life Action in a statement.

  • Group says Trump’s comments show he wants “to promote abortions in cases of rape or incest”
  • “Thanks to the good work of people like Phyllis Schlafly, the Republican Platform has always been solidly pro-life even when Republican candidates have not been,” McClusky says
  • NOTE: Donald Trump, Republican presidential front-runner, was asked on NBC today if he would want to change party platform to have abortion exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother
  • “Yes I would, absolutely, for the three exceptions,” Trump said
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