President Trump tweeted on his pro-life stance

The president tweeted "I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the life of the mother - the same position as Ronald Reagan."
2:46 | 05/19/19

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So great they got to her. Thank you. The abortion battle. President trump speaking out for the first time since two states passed laws that outlaw the procedure. In a series of tweets, the president calling himself strongly pro life but separating himself from the laws that make no exception for rape or incest and also mentioning the 2020 election at the same time. David Wright from the house. Reporter: With the politics of abortion now front and center, president trump insists his views are mainstream. Tweeting this weekend, "For those who would like to know, I am strongly pro life, with the three exceptions, rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother. The same position taken by Ronald Reagan." But some of the new state laws restricting abortion, including Alabama's near outright ban, offer no exception for rape or incest. I don't support the Alabama I believe there ought to be exceptions on pro life and exceptions for rape and incest and where the life of the mother is at risk. Reporter: Until recently, anti-abortion activists have tended to focus on so-called late term abortions, in the third trimester of pregnancy. But new laws in half a dozen states would ban the procedure midway through the first trimester, before some women even know they are pregnant. This is dangerous. It is a place that we have never seen. The idea that women in this country shouldot be able to control their own bodies is beyond belief. They have that constitutional right. Reporter: That constitutional right, established in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme court in its landmark roe versus wade for decades, Republicans have energized their base, raising money and votes by vowing to reverse roe. That'll happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro life justices on the court. Reporter: President trump has made good on that promise. And states are putting the issue to the test, prompting a potential backlash from democratic candidates, hoping to energize their voters. I hope America's women are paying attention, because president trump has started a war on America's women. And if it's a fight he wants to have, it's a fight he's going to have and he's going to lose. David Wright joins us now from the white house. And David, in his tweets about abortion, the president mentioning the 2020 election. Reporter: That's right. The president tweeting, it's important to, as he put it, stick together and win for life. Republicans clearly hoping to energize their base and claim the middle ground here but some of the new state laws are for extreme restrictions on abortion and that will almost certainly energize voters on the other side. Tom? A democratic candidate weighing in. Thank you.

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