(FreedomBeacon.com)- During a debate against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on October 19, 2016, Donald Trump assured pro-life Americans that the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade would be repealed if he were elected.
During the debate by moderator Chris Wallace, Trump was asked whether or not he wanted the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade reversed. Trump responded that it would happen automatically if he were elected president.
Trump said, presciently, that if he put another two or perhaps three justices on, that would happen.” Trump said that it would happen “automatically.”
He said it would be the natural result of him putting pro-life justices on the court.
Trump said that he is pro-life and he would be appointing pro-life judges. He anticipated that the decisions on abortion would return to the states.
“I will say this: It will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination.”
The rest, as they say, is history.
Following his election to the president in 2016, President Donald Trump named three Supreme Court justices to the court: Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and ultimately Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
A draft Supreme Court ruling, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, was leaked on Monday evening. In a case involving whether Mississippi can criminalize practically all abortions at and after 15 weeks gestation – a direct challenge to the guarantee of abortion rights contained in Roe v Wade – the court is poised to find in favor of the state of Mississippi.
The complete text of the 98-page document, which contains 118 footnotes and a 31-page appendix on past state abortion laws, was made available online for public consumption.
It states that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the beginning, its reasoning was exceedingly weak, and the conclusion had detrimental effects.”
It declares that Roe v Wade “must be overridden” and “it is past time to obey the constitution and return the question of abortion to the people’s elected officials.”