Donald Trump is planning on appointing five Supreme Court Justices, and apparently, he wants to use those justices to help overturn abortion ruling Roe V. Wade, according to a conversation he had last night with Bill O’Reilly on The O’Reilly Factor.
Transcript of last night’s O’Reilly Factor via Media Matters:
TRUMP: Well, overturn or overturn. Look, I’m going to put conservative judges on. I think one of the biggest things happening in terms of this election are, you know, it could be as many as five judges will be appointed over the next four and a half years. So we’re talking about five judges. And I think probably the most important thing that one of the most important things, other than the security itself of the country, is going to be the appointment of four to five Supreme Court justices and I will be doing that.
O’REILLY: Alright, so let me just get this straight so Diane’s question is answered. Your specific thing to protect the sanctity of life would be appointing a Supreme Court justice that would overturn Roe V. Wade. Do I have it?
TRUMP: Well, they will be pro-life, and we will see about overturning. But I will appoint judges that will be pro-life, yes.
Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice-President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, responded:
“Women can’t trust Donald Trump. Donald Trump goes on sexist rants that demean and disrespect women, and backs it up with a policy agenda that is dangerous and ignores the very real issues women face in this country,” Dawn Laguens, executive Vice President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund said in a statement. “There is so much at stake for women and their access to reproductive health and rights in this election, and all Trump is doing is promising to take us backwards.”
(via: Crooks and Liars)