‘ACT IMMEDIATELY’: Trump Pressures Arizona Legislature To ‘Remedy’ Abortion Law

Former President Donald Trump on Friday pressed the Arizona Legislature and governor to reverse the state’s Supreme Court’s Tuesday ruling upholding a centuries-old ban on most abortions.

A majority of four judges on the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that an 1864 law banning all abortions except those necessary to save the mother’s life could be enforced, but President Trump on Wednesday , expressed opposition to this. The former president directly called on the Legislature and the governor to move quickly to “rectify” the verdict on Friday’s Truth Social. postreiterated that the law goes “too far” in preventing abortion and believes in additional exceptions for rape and incest. (Related: Arizona attorney general says he won’t enforce state Supreme Court’s abortion ban)

“The Arizona Supreme Court went too far in its decisions on abortion, enacting and approving inappropriate laws starting in 1864. So now the Governor and the Arizona Legislature must use their heart and common sense to correct what happened. We must act immediately,” President Trump posted. “Remember, it now depends on the goodwill of the nation and those who represent the people. Ideally, there should be three exceptions for him: rape, incest, and the life of the mother. Hmm. This is important!”

“Democrats are extremists, and they support abortion up to the moment of birth, and in some cases even the execution of babies after birth. That can’t be true. Arizona Legislature, act as soon as possible. Please!” the former president concluded.

President Trump on Monday laid out his position on abortion ahead of the 2024 presidential election, saying he believes states should set their own regulations rather than the federal government. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham believes there should be federal restrictions and criticized President Trump’s stance, but the former president said he believes the senator’s stance will help Democrats win elections. He said it would be connected.

The former president also took credit Monday for overturning a 2022 Supreme Court ruling. Roe vs. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, where the court declared there was no constitutional right to abortion. This decision made abortion a state issue.

Arizona’s law make abortion illegal; be punished Anyone who performs the procedure or assists in procuring the procedure is subject to a maximum penalty of five years in prison for the felony. The Arizona Supreme Court ordered a 14-day stay on the law.

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