I imagine that someday soon, progressives will accept that Donald Trump is going to be the next president. Perhaps the realization will come after the Electoral College completes their perfunctory duty on December 19th and makes it 100% official. It basically already is 100%, but nuts gonna be nutty and they’re grabbing at anything they can find at the moment. Slate has taken this mentality a step further, though. After Trump restated his pro-life conversion on 60 Minutes, they’ve put out a bounty to find any woman who may have had their abortion paid for by Mr. Trump.
When asked whether he would appoint a Supreme Court justice who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, Trump replied, “I’m pro-life. The judges would be pro-life. … Having to do with abortion, if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states.” Stahl took this thought to its logical conclusion: “Then some women won’t be able to get an abortion.” “They’ll have to go to another state,” Trump replied nonchalantly, as though going to another state for a safe, routine medical procedure is a normal and reasonable thing for a person to have to do…
Slate would like to illuminate Trump’s personal history with abortion, which is why we are requesting information on abortions that Trump has paid for or supported. If you’re in possession of such information, please send it to [email protected].
To be clear, we’re not trying to violate any woman’s privacy or shame any woman who used to date Trump. We want to expose Trump’s hypocrisy, if he is indeed a hypocrite on this issue, in the interest of protecting other women’s reproductive rights. If Trump thinks it’s OK for his girlfriends, wives, or family members to get abortions, then his shameful plans to restrict abortion access for other American women will ring even more cynical and opportunistic than they already do. So do you have any information about abortions that Trump may have paid for or otherwise supported? Email us at [email protected].
First off, Trump himself has talked about his switch from pro-choice to pro-life. So, I’m not sure what Slate hopes to accomplish here. Perhaps he did pay for an abortion (although there’s no evidence there). But even if that’s true, maybe that’s what caused him to make the switch, seeing the horrors of abortion up close? Regardless, this is a cheap gambit from a bunch of radfems on media welfare. Their day is coming to a close and it can’t come soon enough.