Judges nominated by Donald Trump have staked out strong anti-abortion stances in their short time on the bench.
Zoe Tillman, BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on September 12, 2021
WASHINGTON — In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump pitched to Republican voters that even if they didn’t like him, they needed him for one big reason: the US Supreme Court. Not just to nominate conservative justices, but specifically to appoint anti-abortion justices who would roll back the protections of Roe v. Wade. When the Supreme Court allowed Texas’s 6-week abortion ban to take effect on Sept. 1 — with three of Trump’s nominees in the five-justice majority — it was widely seen as the latest example of that bargain paying off for anti-abortion advocates.