Conservative Christians applaud Trump's anti-abortion stance but think he's fallen short.

A conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade, the Holy Grail of conservative, anti-abortion Christians, was achieved in four years by former President Donald Trump.  

Trump said Monday that he would not campaign for a federal abortion ban as he seeks a second term in office. Abortion rights are already managed by each state, not established statewide by the 1973 court ruling. Anti-abortion religious leaders blasted his approach, but others thanked him for his earlier victories and pledged to keep pushing for federal limitations.  

Roe finishes. In a statement, Southern Baptist Convention political leader Brent Leatherwood stated life can be protected. Candidates seeking anti-abortion votes “should be articulating a robust vision for establishing a true culture of life where babies are saved, mothers are served, and families are supported,” he said. “Anything less is not a serious attempt to court pro-life voters.”  

The Trump campaign declined to comment to The Associated Press. Trump supported the hodgepodge of state abortion regulations that followed the 2022 Supreme Court ruling overturning federal abortion rights in a Monday Truth Social video. Trump claimed credit for the historic verdict, which his religious base welcomed.  

Many states will differ. Trump stated that some will have more conservative weeks than others. At the end of the day, it's about people's will.” Ed Stetzer, dean of Biola University's Talbot School of Theology, said Trump's stance pro-states' rights, pro-abortion access, and anti-abortion Christians should perceive it as a political move.

Convictions about life are better than following the political winds, and it appears that President Trump's convictions have given way to the political winds,” Stetzer said. He doesn't know if conservative Christians won't vote for him. Since Republican-led states have banned or restricted abortion, Democrats feel the abortion rights debate helps them at the polls. The topic will return to some state ballots this year.  

Some anti-abortion activists won't vote for President Joe Biden, who promises to reinstate Roe v. Wade if reelected. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, a major anti-abortion group, criticized Trump but remained determined to defeating Biden and congressional Democrats.  

President Trump's position disappoints us. Catholic association president Marjorie Dannenfelser said unborn children and their mothers deserve national protections and advocacy from the abortion industry's savagery. “Saying the issue is ‘back to the states’ cedes the national debate to the Democrats,” she said.  

According to the Faith & Freedom Coalition, an evangelical advocacy group formed by conservative activist Ralph Reed, it wants to contact millions of religious voters between now and the election to inform them of the president's abortion stance: “Biden and the far Left are the real extremists, and their radical abortion position is morally repugnant and outside mainstream.”  

In a statement, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins called for federal abortion limits and urged former President Trump to reverse Biden administration abortion access policies if reelected. He stated, “I applaud President Trump for the work he has done, but that work is not over.”  

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