Jun 24, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump credits himself for abortion ruling

Former President Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition on June 17 in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Seth Herald/Getty Images

Former President Trump on Friday gave himself credit for the Supreme Court's decision to overturn landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.

Driving the news: Trump said in a statement that Friday's decision, as well as other recent Supreme Court rulings, were a result of his nominating three conservative justices to the high court.

  • Trump nominated Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — all three of which voted in support of overturning Roe.

What he's saying: "Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court," Trump said.

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