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Will This End Trump’s Chances Of Winning 2024?

Former President Trump hinted at a forthcoming statement on abortion policy in light of a Florida court’s endorsement of a 15-week abortion ban, which also set the stage for a more stringent six-week ban to be implemented soon. This development came after Trump sidestepped a question about his stance on Michigan’s six-week abortion restriction, signed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), choosing instead to preview a policy announcement slated for the following week.

The Florida ruling, delivered on Monday, represents a significant moment in the ongoing abortion rights debate, intensified by the Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The state’s new six-week ban, which Governor DeSantis ratified shortly before his presidential campaign announcement, is set to activate on May 1, potentially outlawing abortions before many women realize they are pregnant.

Trump, who previously labeled similar restrictive legislation as a “terrible mistake,” has faced criticism from evangelical and pro-life groups advocating for stringent abortion limits. As the likely Republican nominee for president, Trump has avoided committing to a nationwide abortion ban if he wins reelection, instead expressing a desire to reconcile the nation’s divide over abortion. He has acknowledged supporting exceptions in the case of rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is at risk.

Trump attributes the overturning of Roe v. Wade to his appointment of three conservative justices to the Supreme Court, a point he has emphasized, suggesting a general agreement on a 15-week abortion ban. This stance has led the Biden campaign to caution that Trump might endorse a nationwide ban on abortion if he returns to office.

With abortion rights galvanizing Democratic voters since the Supreme Court nullified the federal right to abortion, the Biden campaign has leveraged this issue in the lead-up to the upcoming general election against Trump, spotlighting his role in the Roe v. Wade reversal in recent campaign advertisements.

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