Donald Trump responded to calls for a 15-week federal abortion ban with these eight words

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The GOP race for President is heating up.

So too are calls for the prospective candidates to weigh in on abortion.

And Donald Trump responded to calls for a 15-week federal abortion ban with these eight words.

Governor Ron DeSantis just signed into law a six-week abortion ban in Florida, energizing the Pro-Life base so vital in a Republican nomination contest.

“We did the Roe v. Wade thing” 

Meanwhile, other candidates aren’t faring so well.

Former South Carolina Governor and Trump ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley was roundly criticized for a speech on abortion in which she failed to state her position at all.

And South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, who claims to be Pro-Life settled on a 15-week ban, which is the least any Pro-Life candidate can do.

A 15-week ban would only stop around 7% of all abortions.

But Donald Trump won’t even answer that question.

The former President refused to directly endorse efforts to pass a moderate nationwide 15-week abortion ban being promoted by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. 

A reporter from WMUR asked President Trump on April 17, “If you’re President again in 2025 and Senator Graham’s 15-week abortion ban lands on your desk, are you going to sign it?” 

“We’re going to look at it. We’re looking at a lot of different options. We got it back to the states. We did the Roe v. Wade thing, which they’ve been trying to get it done for 50 years. I got it done,” Trump responded. 

“I appointed incredible Justices and judges all over, 300 federal judges and three Justices, and I was able to do things that nobody else was able to and we’ll get something done where everyone is going to be very satisfied. I believe that,” Trump continued.

The reporter asked again if Trump would push for anything on the “national level.”

“I think we’ll get it done on some level. It could be on different levels, but we’re going to get it done. I know the issue very well, I think I know the issue better than most and we will get that taken care of,” Trump said, once again refusing to give a direct answer to the question.

“His silence spoke very loudly to the Pro-Life movement” 

Though Trump did in fact appoint the Supreme Court Justices who did overturn Roe v. Wade in their Dobbs decision last June, he has come under fire recently for his comments and his silence on the issue.

Trump previously received criticism from top Pro-Life leaders for his “morally indefensible” stance on abortion legislation.

This stance included leaving the issue to the states and not committing to getting behind a federal ban. 

“His silence spoke very loudly to the Pro-Life movement,” Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins told The Washington Post. “We were pretty disappointed.”

According to the CDC, 93% of abortions in the U.S. are carried out on babies during the first trimester of pregnancy.

This means a national ban on abortions at the 15-week mark would only stop the other 7% of abortions.

The 15-week ban should be a no-brainer for anyone calling themselves Pro-Life.

In fact, it should be considered just a very small first step.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.