Reproductive Freedom for All Responds to Trump Lying About Support for  Federal Abortion Ban  - Reproductive Freedom for All

Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America

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Reproductive Freedom for All Responds to Trump Lying About Support for  Federal Abortion Ban 

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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Reproductive Freedom for All Responds to Trump Lying About Support for  Federal Abortion Ban 

Washington, DC  Today, Donald Trump was asked at a press gaggle in Atlanta if he would sign a federal abortion ban into law. Trump issued a bold-faced lie about his position on a national abortion ban, contradicting four times in just the past month he has said he supports a nationwide ban on abortion.

Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:

“We know Trump is a liar, but what Trump can’t stand to be is a loser. He knows that abortion has been and will continue to be a losing issue for Republicans up and down the ballot. He is responsible for the utter chaos and life-endangering bans that have swept the country.  Whether by legislative ban or with or without Congress, Trump and his extremist allies have made it clear they will continue to ban and restrict abortion using the executive branch and the courts. We can’t let him get away with that.

Trump has already said he supports a national abortion ban four times just this year:

  • February 16: The New York Times reported that Donald Trump—who stacked the U.S. Supreme Court with the express purpose of ending Roe v. Wadeprivately confirmed his support for a national abortion ban.
  • March 1: Politico reported that Donald Trump confirmed what we all knew to be true: if given the opportunity, he would sign a national abortion ban.
  • March 18: In an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump again bragged about overturning Roe v. Wade and reaffirmed his support for a national abortion ban if reelected to the presidency.
  • March 19: The Washington Post reported that in an interview on “Sid & Friends in the Morning” show on WABC, Trump again acknowledged he supports an abortion ban, saying, “We’re going to come up with a time….” Trump went on to say: “The number of weeks now, people are agreeing on 15. And I’m thinking in terms of that. And it’ll come out to something that’s very reasonable. But people are really, even hard-liners are agreeing, seems to be, 15 weeks seems to be a number that people are agreeing at.”

We know what he’s done, and what he will continue to do because it’s been well documented in his playbook for his second term: Project 2025. Anti-abortion groups—who teamed up with Trump during his last administration to overturn Roe and decimate reproductive freedom—have partnered with other conservatives to create a lengthy agenda that he could begin launching on Day One of his administration. During his first term, Trump:

  • Stacked the federal judiciary with conservative ideologues and built the anti-abortion supermajority on the Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the federal right to abortion.
  • Installed anti-abortion extremists in key leadership roles throughout his administration, including Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, former U.S.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Health and Human Services Secretaries Tom Price and Alex Azar, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
  • Put the harmful domestic gag rule in place. This anti-abortion policy decimated the Title X family planning network by forcing many health care providers out of the program who—in addition to other services—provided abortion care. The restriction also prohibited Title X providers from referring for abortion care.
  • Reinstated and expanded the anti-abortion global gag rule. Though previous Republican presidents have applied the policy, the Trump administration’s version greatly expanded it to apply to organizations receiving any U.S. global health assistance.
  • Voiced that people who seek abortion care should be subject to “some sort of punishment.”


For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.