Reproductive Freedom for All Statement: Trump Supports Banning Abortion Nationwide  - Reproductive Freedom for All

Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America

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Reproductive Freedom for All Statement: Trump Supports Banning Abortion Nationwide 

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 8, 2024

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Reproductive Freedom for All Statement: Trump Supports Banning Abortion Nationwide 

Washington, DC This morning, Donald Trump released a statement bragging about ending Roe v. Wade, pushing dangerous disinformation about abortion, and claiming that he thinks abortion should be “left up to the states.” This is a blatant attempt to distract from what we all know to be true in the face of massive Republican losses as the party continues to champion abortion bans. Trump’s record — and his own statements of support for banning all abortion, everywhere — speak for themselves. If he is elected president this November, he will work to ban all abortion nationwide.Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement in response:

“Trump is a liar who orchestrated the end of Roe v. Wade—and he’s so proud of it that he bragged about it again in his statement. He knows that publicly supporting bans loses voters, so he deployed dangerous disinformation about abortion in order to distract from the truth about what he will do if elected. He’s responsible for the harm and chaos caused by Republicans’ abortion bans in the states, and all he is saying is that he wants more of it. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and we need to elect reproductive freedom majorities in Congress and send President Biden and Vice President Harris back to the White House to restore the federal right to abortion and expand access.”

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.