Trump Tells '60 Minutes': 'I'm Pro-Life. The Judges Will Be Pro-Life'

By Melanie Arter | November 14, 2016 | 10:34am EST
President-elect Donald Trump (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – In an interview Sunday with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President-elect Donald Trump said he is pro-life and would appoint pro-life judges, adding that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, “it would go back to the states.

“They’ll be pro-life,” Trump said about the judges he would appoint. “They’ll be in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the 2nd Amendment and everybody’s talking about the 2nd Amendment, and they’re trying to dice it up and change it. They’re going to be very pro-2nd Amendment, but having to do with abortion, what it-- if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states, so it would go back to the states,” Trump said.

“One of the things you’re going to obviously get an opportunity to do is name someone to the Supreme Court, and I assume you’ll do that quickly,” CBS’s Lesley Stahl said.



“Very important,” Trump said.

“During the campaign, you said that you would appoint justices who were against abortion rights. Will you appoint, are you looking to appoint a justice who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade?” Stahl asked.

“Here’s what’s going to happen. I’m going to put-- I’m pro-life. The judges will be pro-life. They’ll very much—” Trump said.

“But what about overturning this law?” Stahl asked.

“A couple of things. They’ll be pro-life. They’ll be in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the 2nd Amendment and everybody’s talking about the 2nd Amendment, and they’re trying to dice it up and change it. They’re going to be very pro-2nd Amendment, but having to do with abortion, what it-- if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states, so it would go back to the states,” Trump said.

“Then some women won’t be able to get an abortion,” Stahl said.

“No, it’ll go back to the states,” Trump said.

“By state, no, some—” Stahl interjected.

“Well, they’ll perhaps have to go to another state,” Trump said.

“And that’s okay?” Stahl asked.

“Well, we’ll see what happens. It’s got a long way to go, just so you understand. That has a long, long way to go,” Trump replied.

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