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Trump Planning Big Changes On Abortion

Donald Trump said women might have to travel to blue states for abortions after his Supreme Court picks are in place. Ana Kasparian and Grace Baldridge, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“In an interview on Sunday night with CBS News’ 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, Donald Trump discussed reproductive rights explicitly for the first time since being elected the 45th president of the United States.

In reply to Stahl’s question about whether he will follow through on his campaign promise to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling by the Court that made abortion legal — and the right to abortion care access a constitutionally protected right — on a federal level, Trump replied that his appointees would, in fact, be “pro-life” and that “if [Roe] were overturned, it would go back to the states.”

Stahl followed up by clarifying that if this chain of events were to happen, “some women won’t be able to get an abortion,” to which Trump eventually conceded that, should Roe be overturned and abortion access be legally defined by each individual state in the U.S., women will “perhaps have to go, they’ll have to go to another state.”

“And that’s OK?” Stahl asked. “Well, we’ll see what happens,” Trump replied. “It’s got a long way to go.”

But later in the interview, Stahl asked Trump about whether he supported marriage equality.”*

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Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Grace Baldridge
Cast: Ana Kasparian, Grace Baldridge


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