Last week, President Trump — diverging from his usual spiel regarding the Deep State — posted a series of unconventional tweets, detailing his official position on the contested topic of abortion, an issue that has seemingly taken control of political discussion within the month of May. These tweets, unlike the majority of his, were legitimately informative, shining a light on views he rarely discusses. Out of the series of tweets, the first was the most significant:
What encapsulated my attention — and seemingly many others’ — was Trump’s notion that rape and incest somehow compose a justification and an exception for receiving an abortion. Most opponents of abortion agree with the third exception, that abortion is only justified if the mother’s life is in peril and an abortion is necessitated in order to preserve the mother’s life. The former two, however, are contested regularly.