Donald Trump criticizes Arizona abortion ban ruling that has 'gone too far', Internet says ex-prez is 'backpedaling'

Donald Trump criticizes Arizona abortion ban ruling that has 'gone too far', Internet says ex-prez is 'backpedaling'
Former President Donald Trump voiced his opinion on Wednesday regarding an Arizona law dating back to 1864 (Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Former President Donald Trump criticized the latest near-total abortion ban in Arizona based on an 1864 law, saying it went too far and "needs to be straightened out," ABC News reported.

Speaking to reporters at a tarmac in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, April 10, the GOP presumptive nominee said, "It's all about states' rights, and it needs to be straightened out."

"And I'm sure that the governor and everybody else will bring it back into reason and that will be taken care of," he added, responding to the Arizona ruling.

Arizona Supreme Court on April 9 revived a 19th-century Civil War era restricting reproductive rights, replacing the current 15-week abortion ban. The new ruling provides exceptions on grounds for safeguarding a mother's life but does not exempt rape or incest.


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The Republican White House hopeful declared he would not sign a nationwide abortion ban if elected to the White in November. When asked if he would sign such legislation passed by Congress, Trump shook his head and said "No," according to CNN.

"You wouldn't sign it?" the reporter pressed, and the ex-president repeated, "No."

In light of abortion rights taking the central stage of the 2024 presidential election, Trump made clear his abortion stance earlier this week in a lengthy statement. In a video posted on Truth Social, he refused to endorse a national ban and instead declared individual states should decide on abortion legislation.

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Arizona Supreme Court's new Civil War era ruling upholds a near-total abortion ban in the state (Getty Images)

Further speaking to the media, Trump responded to the recent ruling in his home state, Florida, limiting abortion access to six weeks. He said the Sunshine State "is probably going to change," reiterating his pride in overturning Roe v Wade as an "incredible achievement."

"We did that, and now the states have it, and the states are putting out what they want. It's the will of the people," the former president added. "Arizona is going to definitely change. Everybody wants that to happen."

While visiting Chick-fil-A, later, Trump left the decision to punish doctors who perform illegal abortions in the state. "Let that be to the states," the White House hopeful said. "Everything we're doing now is states and states' rights."

Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Nevada Republican volunteer recruiting event at Fervent: A Calvary Chapel on July 8, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump is the current frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination amid a growing field of candidates.
Donald Trump, in a recent statement, left the abortion legislation to individual states (Getty Images)

Internet accuses Donald Trump of 'flip-flopping'

Netizens criticized Trump's take on Arizona's new abortion ban ruling over his contradicting remarks on the issue ahead of a crucial presidential election.

One user wrote, "He’s back pedaling." Meanwhile another remarked, "He is such a liar."



"But but .... You said YOU got Roe overturned ?? No no Donald ... Can't have cake and eat it too," a user added.


One response read, "Translation. Trump realizes that the MAGA draconian abortion position is a loser and is flip flopping as fast as he can."


Someone else opined, "Just days ago he said it's up tot he states and what ever they decide is the law of the land for that state. Doesn't sound like he agrees with their law of the land. Maybe it was best to let women to decide their health care and family planning."


"FLIPPER should be his campaign slogan!" a user commented on Facebook, and another wrote, "The man can't make up his mind."

An individual said, "This guy is always flip flopping and his supporters will still make excuses for him like he’s a five year old child." Meanwhile a remark read, "Such a back peddler! He set the Supreme Court up to do the same thing. Who is he kidding."

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