NEW: Trump and Abortion Pills

Donald Trump

( – During the presidential debate on Thursday night, former President Donald Trump clarified for the first time his stance on abortion pills, indicating his support for a recent Supreme Court decision that maintained access to the widely used drug.

When questioned about his position on abortion following the Dobbs decision, Trump addressed the contentious issue of abortion pills.

He endorsed the Court’s ruling that pro-life doctors lacked standing to challenge the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.

“The Supreme court just approved the abortion pill, and I agree with their decision to have done that,” Trump said.

Likewise, he went on to defend the overturning of Roe and argued that each state should be left to draw its own line on abortion access.

Moreover, Trump’s debate remarks were his first explicit stance on the accessibility of abortion pills.

Although he mentioned in a Time interview in late April that he would soon make a statement on mifepristone, he had not previously declared his position.

The GOP soon-to-be president expressed support for exceptions in cases of rape and when the mother’s life is at risk.

He also criticized Democrats for backing abortions in the later stages of pregnancy, referencing former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s advocacy for late-term abortions.

In response, Biden defended the abortion framework established by Roe v. Wade and denied supporting late-term abortions, distancing himself from some members of his party.

“We are not for late term abortion. Period,” Biden asserted.

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