After Prodding By O'Reilly, Trump Floats "Overturning" Roe V. Wade

After Prodding By O'Reilly, Trump Floats "Overturning" Roe V. Wade

Trump: My Supreme Court Nominees "Will Be Pro-Life And We Will See About Overturning"

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From the March 10 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O’REILLY (HOST): I have a question from a viewer. Diane Ranke from Silver Spring, MD, "Donald Trump says he is pro-life. Please ask him to name one specific thing he would do to protect the sanctity of human life." Can you? 

DONALD TRUMP: Well, I think that what we're doing and I think it's a very important element in what I've done, I have become pro-life. I was in a meek fashion pro-choice, but I have become pro-life. And the reason is I have seen, in my case one specific situation but numerous situations that have made me to go that way. I will protect it and the biggest way you can protect it is through the Supreme Court and putting people on the court. And actually the biggest way you can protect it, I guess, is by electing me president. 

O’REILLY: Alright, so you are going to get a judge who would overthrow, overturn Roe V. Wade? That’s a specific thing that you would do? 

TRUMP: Well, overturn or overturn. Look, I'm going to put conservative judges on. I think one of the biggest things happening in terms of this election are, you know, it could be as many as five judges will be appointed over the next four and a half years. So we're talking about five judges. And I think probably the most important thing that one of the most important things, other than the security itself of the country, is going to be the appointment of four to five Supreme Court justices and I will be doing that. 

O’REILLY: Alright, so let me just get this straight so Diane's question is answered. Your specific thing to protect the sanctity of life would be appointing a Supreme Court justice that would overturn Roe V. WadeDo I have it? 

TRUMP: Well, they will be pro-life, and we will see about overturning. But I will appoint judges that will be pro-life, yes.

Previously:

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