DeSantis cautions pro-life supporters that Trump may betray their cause regarding abortion.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned pro-lifers that Donald Trump will “sell you out” after the former president called for a compromise on abortion and lambasted the Sunshine State’s heartbeat law as a “terrible mistake.”

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Mr. Trump has been hailed on the right as the most pro-life president in modern U.S. history, which is why abortion foes were taken aback by his recent comments on elective pregnancy termination.
On Sunday, Mr. Trump expressed his desire to find a satisfactory number regarding gestational limits on elective abortion that would please people. However, he criticized Mr. DeSantis for signing the heartbeat law, considering it a significant error.
“I believe that his actions were both terrible and a grave error,” stated Mr. Trump during his appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “However, we will determine a specific quantity. Nevertheless, Democrats will not have the ability to permit abortions after six, seven, or eight months.”
Nearly half the states have enacted gestational limits on abortion such as heartbeat bills, which prohibit most abortions after fetal cardiac activity can be detected, or six to eight weeks’ gestation.

Lila Rose, the President of Live Action, firmly stated that the GOP should not nominate Trump as their candidate.
“I find it extremely disappointing and not tolerable,” she expressed. “Trump is actively opposing the pro-life legislation that became possible after Roe v. Wade was overturned. Heartbeat Laws have successfully preserved the lives of numerous infants. However, Trump is willing to negotiate on the lives of babies in order to gain favor from pro-abortion Democrats.”
Brian Burch, the President of CatholicVote, expressed concerns among Catholics regarding President Trump’s recent comments. These comments have raised doubts about his dedication to leading on this issue as he did in his initial term.
Mr. Burch stated that pro-life Catholics played a crucial role in securing his victory in the 2016 presidential election, as well as achieving a significant number of votes in 2020. He acknowledges that he cannot anticipate winning another election without the support of these loyal voters.
Kristan Hawkins, the President of Students for Life Action, expressed on Twitter that protecting human life at 5 or 6 weeks is not something negative, but rather the morally correct action.

Mr. Trump expressed disapproval of the way Republicans communicate their stance on abortion, stating that they will not succeed in areas beyond conservative communities unless they come to a mutual agreement on the limits of pregnancy.

A survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC in June revealed that 73% of respondents agreed with the idea of permitting abortion during the initial six weeks of pregnancy. However, only half of the participants supported the procedure up to 15 weeks, and merely 27% favored allowing abortion until the 24th week of gestation.
Democratic lawmakers have shown little willingness to engage in conversations about gestational limits. However, Mr. Trump stated that a majority of Democratic voters are against late-term abortion, and he believes that Republicans will be successful in addressing this matter by determining the appropriate number of weeks.
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Mr. Trump appeared receptive to the idea of a 15-week gestational limit, but said that “from a legal standpoint, I think it’s probably better” to handle it at the state level.
The issue at hand is that nearly every conservative-leaning state has enacted laws that prohibit the majority of abortions prior to 15 weeks, and in certain instances, from the very beginning of pregnancy. Prominent anti-abortion organizations have advocated for a federal law that sets a 15-week limit as the minimum requirement nationwide, without intending to supersede state-level regulations.
“National Review posed a question in their Sunday editorial, wondering how Trump would reconcile his condemnation of pro-life laws in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, and Iowa. Would he enforce a law that mandates these states to permit abortions after six weeks?”
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“He is their opponent,” she stated, referring to Trump and DeSantis. She added that Trump is expressing disapproval towards a law and legislator who acted in accordance with the people’s desires, based on what he enabled through the Dobbs Decision. She suggested that both Trump and DeSantis should concentrate on outlining their specific pro-life strategy for the future and highlight the differences compared to Biden.
Mr. Trump expressed his intention to engage in discussions with both parties and reach a negotiated resolution, resulting in a peaceful resolution to the issue for the first time in 52 years. However, proponents of pro-life beliefs expressed concerns that his statement implies a potential betrayal of their cause.
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In 2022, all the pro-life governors who bravely signed heartbeat protections were re-elected, according to Jeanne Mancini, the president of the March for Life.
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Matt Walsh, a conservative podcaster, criticized Mr. Trump’s response, describing it as morally unacceptable and politically foolish.
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Mr. Trump also said he favors exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother. Every state allows abortion to save the life of the mother.