Republican Party Tones Down Opposition to Abortion, Pushed by Trump

In the United States, the Republican Party is increasingly shaped in the image of Donald Trump. The former president, winner of his camp’s primaries, has consolidated “his ideological takeover bid” on the conservative party, underlines The New York Times, setting the tone for the program that will be presented next week at the Republican National Convention (July 15-18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), where Trump is to be nominated as presidential candidate on November 5.

Approved on Monday July 8 by a party committee, this project “reflects the new position of its presumed candidate on abortion rights,” explains the New York daily. “The former president was particularly keen to soften the text on the issue of abortion, which he sees as his Achilles heel after decision Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade”, which has guaranteed the right to abortion throughout the country since 1973.

In fact, while the party’s program in 2016 and 2020 planned to ban abortion after twenty weeks of pregnancy by a federal law,

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