Trump Calls For Exceptions In Abortion Ban Laws

USA Today reports:

President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states.

Trump’s comments come within days of Alabama passing a near-total abortion ban, putting in place the nation’s most restrictive law on the procedure. Unlike other laws restricting abortion, the Alabama law does not make any execptions for instances of rape or incest.

This is the first time Trump has publicly commented on the recent wave of abortion laws after making the issue of late-term abortions a key part of his State of the Union address month ago. During his address to both chambers of Congress the president criticized efforts in Virginia and New York that would allow women to terminate nonviable pregnancies after 24 weeks.