With overwhelming support from white evangelical Christians, former President Donald Trump repeatedly touted his allegedly pro-life stance.
In a 2020 letter to Pro-Life Voices for Trump, the former President awarded himself the distinction of being "the most pro-life President in our nation's history." He's frequently promoted hysteria regarding abortion and stem cell research. He's blatantly lied that Democrats support abortion after birth, also known as infanticide.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the case arguing the constitutionality of a Mississippi ban on abortions long before the viability period established in Roe v. Wade. With a strong conservative majority, the Court—which includes three Justices appointed by Trump—seems poised to effectively or directly overturn Roe v. Wade.
With these arguments capturing national attention, video soon resurfaced of Trump in an interview with the late Tim Russert in 1999, boasting about his pro-choice stances.
Trump, who was considering a run for President at the time, says in the video:
"I'm very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But I just believe in choice. ... I am strongly for choice and yet I hate the concept of abortion."
Trump even went on to say that he wouldn't take steps to ban the extremely rare practice of partial birth abortion.
People weren't surprised at the contradiction.
Some said Trump's pro-choice conversion was yet another grift.
Sadly, the future looks grim for bodily autonomy.