President Donald Trump addressed recent pro-life legislation Saturday on Twitter. Trump issued the following message through his Twitter account:

“As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly pro-life, with three exceptions – rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new federal judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court justices, the Mexico City policy and a whole new and positive attitude about the right to life. The radical left, with late-term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and win for life in 2020. If we are foolish and do not stay united as one, all of our hard fought gains for life can and will rapidly disappear!”

Most pro-life folks will say life begins at conception. If those folks really believe that, then life begins at conception regardless of how conception happens.

Trump says “we must stick together and win for life in 2020” after distancing himself from the most pro-life legislation passed perhaps in our nation’s history.

Trump also said this about mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband.

“I think it’s absolutely fine. I think that’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with it whatsoever. I think it’s good.”

Many social conservatives had concerns with Trump in 2016. Trump has been a pleasant surprise by all accounts.

But this is not what social conservatives want to hear and it will be interesting to see if Trump’s comments on exceptions for rape and incest pull the pro-life movement in the wrong direction or if the base of the GOP stands up to the Party’s president.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall