During Donald his first round as president, Donald Trump surprised many of us by taking stronger than expected conservative stances on many issues, including abortion. During his presidency, he selected Supreme Court justices that ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending the “constitutional right” to kill a child in the womb.
But it appears those days are over, and Trump now says he wants to bring “peace” between Republicans and Democrats by compromising on abortion.
“They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.” —Jeremiah 6:14
During an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, he was asked if he would sign a federal 15-week ban on abortion. His response: “Well people people are Starting to think of 15 weeks that seems to be a number that people are talking about right now I would I would sit down with both sides and I’d negotiate something and we’ll end up with peace in that issue for the first time in 52 years.”
He was then asked about FL Governor Ron DeSantis’s 5-week ban, if it went too far. “I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake,” Trump said.
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
in their paths are ruin and misery,
and the way of peace they have not known.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” —Romans 3:15-18
This demonstrates that Trump is completely out of touch with the conservative Evangelical base—the ones who were responsible for putting him in power the first time. I know there are some diehard Trump fans out there and then there are some who voted for him as the lesser of the evils. I’m certainly not making the case that the Democratic alternative is a better choice—it definitely isn’t. But conservative Christians don’t compromise on abortion, though, and this is going to really hurt him (merely an observation of fact).