President Donald Trump says women’s health is “one of the greatest achievements of our nation,” but he has also said he won’t take women out of the home theater system, and has previously said he’s “not going to do” abortions in the case of rape or incest.
Trump said Tuesday that he “will take them [out] if they get in the way of doing what they’re doing.”
“I don’t think we should do abortions in this country if they can help it,” he said during an interview on Fox News.
“I will take them, OK?
I’ll take ’em out.
And I won’t do abortions.
But we’ll see what happens. But I won´t do it.”
Trump said in a separate interview with Fox News that he would “take care of all women,” adding that he will “take them out if they’re hurting me.”
But he has previously expressed skepticism about the need to have abortions in case of a rape or sexual assault.
The president told Fox News last month that “the only time I would consider abortion in the event of rape is if it was a minor child.
I would never consider that.
But the only time that I would think about abortion is if there was an immediate threat to the life of the mother or a baby.”
The Republican president has previously been accused of mischaracterizing the medical community’s findings that abortion causes abortion.
In February, Trump told ABC News that “we have very strong statistics on abortion, and they don’t show any evidence that it is dangerous to a woman.”
The president’s comments come as he faces mounting pressure to release the details of his health plan and the president has yet to outline his own proposal for reproductive health care.
The White House on Tuesday issued a statement saying that the president’s position is consistent with his positions in past speeches and in the public statements he has made.
“The President is proud to have a proud history of leading the nation on women’s issues and in fighting to make sure every American woman has access to quality, affordable health care,” the statement said.