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Trump: I Want Pro-life Conservatives on Supreme Court

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Donald Trump’s past support for the abortion mill Planned Parenthood has and should give us pause. But now he’s come out squarely in support of a pro-life conservative to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court

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Steven Ertelt reports for LifeNews, March 22, 2016:

For the pro-life movement, there is no bigger battle than the Supreme Court. The only way to offer any legal protection for unborn children is to topple roe v. Wade and pave the way for pro-life laws that protect defenseless babies from abortions.

Especially if the Senate upholds its promise not to vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the election of a new president, the next president will have at least one nomination to the high court if not multiple nominations over the court of the next four or eight years.

According to a report in The Blaze, Trump was asked if he would have an “abortion litmus test” for a Supreme Court nominee. Trump said:

“We’re going to look at that. It’s going to be pro-life. We’re going to look at that. We’re going to look at intellect, very important. We want very, very smart people. We want conservatives on the Supreme Court. We are going to be making up a list of between seven to 10 people. I will be distributing that list in the very near future.”

Trump said he has shared the list with some other Republicans. He met Monday with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and several other Republican senators and House members.

Last month, Trump also had said he wanted “pro-life conservatives” on the nation’s highest court and said recently-deceased pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia is his model.

In an interview earlier in February, Trump said he thinks the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that ushered in an era of 48 million abortions was “wrongly decided.” Trump said he would appoint “very good judges” who would ultimately “change it”. Trump said, “It’s been very strongly decided but it can be changed. Things are put there and they’re passed but they can be unpassed with time but it’s going to take time because you have a lot of judges to go.”

Previously, Trump had issued an op-ed condemning Roe v. Wade but stopped short of saying it should be reversed.


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