Trump suggests some abortion laws may be too extreme

President Trump tweeted he is "pro-life, with the three exceptions - rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother" as Missouri nears enacting an abortion ban.
2:39 | 05/20/19

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The latest on the battle on abortion. Missouri passed a ban that could head to the supreme court but now president trump and top GOP lawmakers in Washington are backing away from some of the most restrictive laws concerned about a voter backlash in 2020. Our senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce is in Washington with the story. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, George. More than a dozen states passed new restrictions on abortions but now we are seeing a growing number of Republicans who are anti-abortion saying they are not on board with parts of these strict new bans including now the president. [ Chanting "My body, my choice" ] Reporter: With states passing new restrictions on abortion president trump is wading into the debate suggesting some laws may go too far tweeting I am strongly pro-life with the three exception, rape, insuccess and protecting the life of the mother adding we must stick together and win more life in 2020. But in Missouri -- Reporter: -- Where protesters flooded the state capitol the governor stands ready to sign a bill banning abortions after eight weeks. That does not include exceptions for rape or incest. I've been pretty clear where I've been since day one on right to life. I think always, always it's the most important to protect women's health and advocate for the unborn. Reporter: In Alabama where the governor just signed a near total ban on all abortions, the only exception is if the mother's life is in danger. The debate now front and center. President trump has started a war on America's woman. If it's a fight he wants to have, it's a fight he's going to have. The dialogue got caught up on where you draw the line and got away from the fundamental question of who gets to draw the line and I trust women to draw the line when it's their own body. Reporter: George, supporters of these new restrictions say they have a clear goal, they want this issue to be taken up and challenged in the supreme court and, George, while the president may take issue with some of these new laws he promised to overturn roe V. Wade by appointing anti-abortion justices to the supreme court. The first Republican member to call for president trump to be impeached. Reporter: Justin Amash, the first to come out and say he believes the president's behavior meets the threshold for impeachment. As you can imagine that's not sitting well with the president. He blasted Amash on Twitter calling him a lightweight and while Amash's comments aren't surprising they are certain to be used as further ammunition by the Democrats. Mary, thanks very much. George, now to a new attack raising tensions in the middle

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