Donald Trump’s comments thus far on the Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision on Monday striking down the key provisions in the Texas abortion law:
Better late than never. Trump on Thursday got around to condemning the decision:
In new comments today, Trump condemned the Supreme Court ruling and said the result would be “the opposite” if he is elected president and can appoint Supreme Court justices, like one to replace pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia.
“Now if we had Scalia … or if Scalia was replaced by me, you wouldn’t have had that. Okay? It would’ve been the opposite,” Trump told radio host Mike Gallagher during an interview.
Trump also went after pro-abortion Hillary Clinton on Supreme Court judges and fired off criticism at Chief Justice John Roberts for not overturning Obamcare. As the Washington Post reports:
“You know, there’s your first example right there …that’s going to be the first of many. And if she gets in, if she gets in, you won’t even have to question. You wouldn’t even have to bother going to court. You’re going to know the answers,” he said.
“Now, you know, when you appoint judges sometimes, they change their minds, because you had that in the case of Obamacare with John Roberts,” Trump said. “I mean, who would’ve thought that could’ve happened? He could’ve killed it twice, and he didn’t.”
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, released a statement Thursday slamming Trump.
“Trump’s remarks today should send a shiver down the spine of anyone who believes women should have access to safe, legal abortion,” Laguens said in the statement. “Electing Trump means he will fight to take away the very rights the Supreme Court just ruled this week are constitutional and necessary health care.”
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