Activists are slamming former President Donald Trump for pinning the GOP midterm losses on the pro-life movement.
The former president took to his social media platform Truth Social on Sunday to argue the disappointing performance of Republicans in the midterms was not his “fault.”
“It was the ‘abortion issue,’ poorly handled by many Republicans, especially those that firmly insisted on no exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest, or life of the mother, that lost large numbers of voters,” Trump wrote.
Pro-life advocates told the Daily Caller, however, protecting the sanctity of human life should be a no-brainer for Republican candidates.
“Having a strong stance against the slaughtering of innocent children is fundamentally a conservative value,” Savanna Deretich, government affairs coordinator for Students for Life of America, told the Caller. “If you do not have a strong pro-life stance, you are not a true conservative.”
Live Action Founder and President Lila Rose called Trump out on Twitter for his comments.
“Trump is way out of line here on life,” Rose said. “He does not have a pulse on where his potential base is — as many believed he has in the past. This kind of nonsense will be a losing political strategy for him.”
Some pro-life groups stressed a number of candidates who were outspoken about their anti-abortion views did very well in the November midterm elections – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Atlanta Gov. Brian Kemp, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – while others who lost competitive races skirted the issue during the campaign. Continue reading at Newsmax.