‘Answer to the prayers of millions and millions of people’: Trump praises Roe overturning

Former President Donald Trump said at a rally in Mendon, Illinois on Saturday that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade was “the answer to the prayers of millions and millions of people.”

Trump called the news “maybe the biggest,” and said, “Yesterday the Court handed down a victory for the Constitution, a victory for the rule of law, and above all, a victory for life. This breakthrough is the answer to the prayers of millions and millions of people. And these prayers have gone on for decades and decades. They’ve been praying, and now those prayers have been answered.”

“To the generations of Americans in the pro life movement, as well as countless constitutional conservatives, your boundless love, sacrifice, and devotion has finally been rewarded in full. Congratulations,” Trump said.

Taking credit

Trump took credit for the historic decision, since he nominated three conservative Supreme Court justices who made up three of the five-justice majority for the decision.

“I promised to nominate judges and justices who would stand up for the original meaning of the Constitution and who would honestly and faithfully interpret the law as written,” he said. “We got almost 300 federal judges, and three great Supreme Court justices confirmed to do exactly that.”

He acknowledged that it was incredibly brave of the court to take on this highly controversial issue and to rule the way they did.

“And thanks to the courage found within the United States Supreme Court, this long divisive issue will be decided by the states and by the American people,” Trump said. “That’s the way it should have been many, many, years ago and that’s the way it is now. So congratulations.”

“Thank you, Trump”

The rally crowd agreed with Trump’s comments and chanted “Thank you, Trump” as he spoke.

“We believe that every precious child born and unborn is the sacred gift from God,” Trump said.

The ruling to reject the precedents of Roe V. Wade and Planned Parenthood V. Casey did not outlaw abortion in the U.S., but only put the issue back to the states. About 25 states will probably outlaw most abortions in that state, while the others will allow abortions with varying levels of restrictions.

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