Donald Trump Finally Weighs In On The Roe V. Wade Decision

During Donald Trump's time on the campaign trail, one of his promises was that if elected, he would appoint Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade, per CNBC. For a number of Trump voters, his pro-life stance was what helped get their vote, via NPR. His pro-life stance was solidified on day one of his presidency, when he signed an executive order that stopped federal funding to international organizations if they provide either abortions or give out information about abortion, according to BBC. He also came through on his promise about Supreme Court justices.


During his one term as president, Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, and in doing so, gave the court a 6-3 conservative super majority, via Politico. During the confirmation hearings for each of the Trump nominated justices, each was asked about Roe v Wade, with none saying directly they'd vote to overturn the ruling and with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh both acknowledging the precedent of Roe v. Wade, per The New York Times. Now that the Supreme Court has reversed Roe v. Wade with the Trump appointed justices all supporting the reversal, Trump has some thoughts.

Donald Trump thinks the Supreme Court decision 'will work out for everybody'

Donald Trump talked with Fox News about the Supreme Court ruling to reverse Roe v. Wade, removing the constitutional right to get an abortion and making it a state's decision. He was asked if his appointment of the three conservative justices played a part in the decision; Trump said "God made the decision." Trump also said that abortion access should be a state by state issue and should never have been a constitutional issue, and with the ruling, he felt that "in the end, this is something that will work out for everybody."


Whether Trump's public opinion is the same as his personal opinion about abortion has been questioned by some. Trump has allegedly told people privately that overturning Roe v. Wade will anger suburban women, making it "bad for Republicans," per The New York Times. And before 2011, when he first started hinting at a presidential run, Trump was pro-choice, according to ABC News.