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Watch: SNL Mocks Trump Abortion Stance, Claims Dems Don’t Support Late-Term Abortion

“Donald Trump said that he supports abortion laws being decided by the states instead of the federal government,” Weekend Update co-host Michael Che says. “But why stop there? Why not go even smaller and leave it up to the counties or the city?”

Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” ridiculed former President Donald Trump’s position on abortion, where he asserted that abortion laws should be left up to the states.

“This week, Donald Trump said that he supports abortion laws being decided by the states instead of the federal government,” Weekend Update co-host Michael Che said. “But why stop there? Why not go even smaller and leave it up to the counties or the city?”

“Or even better, take the government out of it completely and leave the choice about what women can do with their bodies and a person who knows what they could do with them the best — their husbands,” he continued.

Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost jumped in to defend Democrats on the issue, falsely claiming they never supported late-term abortion.

“In a view on Truth Social, Donald Trump falsely said that Democrats support abortion up to the ninth month and beyond, saying the baby is executed at birth,” Jost quipped. “But he only thinks that happens because when Trump was a baby, a bunch of time travelers showed up trying to kill him.”

Of course, that’s an easily disprovable talking point.

Former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam faced backlash over his comments supporting a late-term abortion bill in 2019.

VA gov on abortion this morning:

“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians & mother” pic.twitter.com/cc15pVLjIQ

— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 30, 2019

In 2020, Senate Democrats also blocked two bills that would have banned late-term abortions.

And in what would have been a good opportunity to dispel the accusation, a handful of House Democrats last year still refused to say whether they believe abortion should be permitted up until birth.

The data also shows the majority of Democrats broadly support abortion “in all or most cases.”

“About eight-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (82%) say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. A somewhat larger share of liberal (91%) than conservative and moderate (75%) Democrats say abortion should be legal in all or most cases,” Pew Research Center concluded.


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