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Facing Criticism, Trump Says He Won’t Ban Birth Control

  • Donald Trump denies allegations that he plans to ban birth control, if elected.

Donald Trump recently stated that he doesn’t support a ban on birth control. This comes after his political opponents suggested he might consider restricting contraceptives. But as the Republican presidential candidate declared on his social media site, Truth Social, “I HAVE NEVER, AND WILL NEVER ADVOCATE IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON BIRTH CONTROL.”

Earlier this week, he was asked in an interview with KDKA News in Pittsburgh if he planned to support any restrictions on the right of people to use contraception. “We’re still looking into that,” he responded, “and I will have a policy on that soon, and I think it’s something that you will find interesting.

After being asked if that also included the morning-after pill, he responded “Thinks really do have a lot to do with the states, and some states will have different policies.” The entire fight over reproductive rights is a very important subject in the 2024 presidential race.

Opinion polls also show that most Americans don’t prefer strict limits on those rights, and Democrats hope the issue will convince millions of women and independents to vote their way. Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign swiftly posted Trump’s response on social media platform X, stating that Trump said he would, in fact, restrict the pill’s use. Trump, on the other hand, said that the Democrats were lying.

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Moreover, he wasn’t asked about limits on the abortion drug mifepristone, which is mainly used as part of a two-drug regimen to end pregnancies, not so much as contraceptive.

Trump also promised for weeks to release a specific policy about mifepristone with regard to its use in states that also restrict surgical abortions. Medication abortion has now become the most well-known method of ending pregnancies, accounting for over 60% of U.S. abortions.

The U.S. Supreme Court is also expected to rule by late June on a challenge to the Food and Drug Administration, regarding the regulations that would allow for medication abortions up to 10 weeks of pregnancy instead of only seven, and for mail delivery of the drug needed to end pregnancies without women seeing a clinician in-person.

The former president had many clashes in the past on the issue of reproductive rights. Only last year, when states like Florida passed a highly restrictive six-week ban, Trump said it was “way too harsh” and would damage Republicans’ reputation.

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