‘God made abortion decision': Donald Trump on top court ruling

Published on Jun 25, 2022 04:13 AM IST

"This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," Trump told Fox News after a 6-3 majority said individual states should be allowed to make their own rules on abortion.

File photo of US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
File photo of US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
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Former US president Donald Trump on Friday said "God made the decision" to end the national right to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned nearly five decades of settled law.

"This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," Trump told Fox News after a 6-3 majority said individual states should be allowed to make their own rules on abortion.

Asked if he felt he played a role in this outcome, having appointed three conservative justices to the court while in office, Trump said "God made the decision."

But a short time later, the 45th president chimed in again to take credit for the ruling.

"Today's decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation...(was) only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court," he said in a statement.

"It was my great honor to do so!"

Trump's four years in office saw the appoinment of three justices that tilted the balance of the Supreme Court to its current conservative majority.

Those appointees were Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, all of whom signed on to Friday's majority decision.

Trump, whose statement carried the familiar scattering of capital letters, castigated Democrats, the media and "RINOs" -- a disparaging term for Republicans deemed not sufficiently right-wing -- as the "enemy of the people."

"Even though the Radical Left is doing everything in their power to destroy our Country, your Rights are being protected, the Country is being defended, and there is still hope and time to Save America!

"I will never stop fighting for the Great People of our Nation!"

Trump, whose actions and inactions around the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol are under the spotlight at Congressional hearings, is publicly mulling another run at the White House.

He was defeated in 2020 in his bid for re-election by President Joe Biden, but has refused to accept the result.

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