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NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, known for speaking his mind, has kept silent after Monday's Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas pro-life law.
In a 5–3 decision, the High Court ruled that state safety regulations for abortion mills created an "obstacle" for women who wanted abortions. The ruling is being considered one of the greatest setbacks for the pro-life movement in a while.
Trump, however, who has trumpted his pro-life credentials in recent meetings with evangelical conservatives, issued no official statement after the ruling. Instead, he took to social media to blast CNN, whom he says has shown bias in favor of Hillary Clinton while reporting negatively about Trump. He also posted to his Twitter account messages blasting the media as a whole, calling it "unrelenting."
He also took time to go after potential Clinton running mate Elizabeth Warren, calling her "goofy" and "one of the least productive senators in the U.S. Senate."
The Trump campaign's Executive Evangelical Advisory Board instead released a statement of its own regarding the High Court ruling.
In an unprecedented meeting last week with American Christian leaders, Donald J. Trump promised to only appoint pro-life justices. We commend him and pray that the tragedy of today's ruling will not be repeated in subsequent administrations.
The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, challenged a 2013 state law (HB 2) that required abortion mills to meet minimum health and safety standards, and required doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges. The law ended up closing down most of the abortuaries in Texas, and as a result, abortionists sued the state. Pro-life advocates claim the bill was not aimed at shutting down abortion clinics but rather at protecting women's health.
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