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“It’s a lie”: Donald Trump backed down after controversial comments about contraception

Donald Trump is used to going overboard and backing down less. The former president returned to equivocal remarks on contraception on Tuesday after protests highlighted the sensitivity of the issue of reproductive rights in the US presidential campaign. “I have never and never will advocate for restrictions on contraception,” the right-wing candidate raged in a message written in all caps on his Social Truth platform.

“This is a lie made up by the Democrats, disinformation,” he added. I don’t support banning contraception, and neither does the Republican Party! » Earlier, the local channel KDKA asked him whether he supported restricting the right to contraception. “We are looking into this issue and I will have a policy on this very soon,” the business tycoon replied.

The channel, which returned to the accusation and told him that in this way he was proposing to support restrictions, for example, the morning after taking a pill, Donald Trump did not respond directly. “It really depends a lot on the states, and some states will have different policies than others,” he explained. He then promised to unveil “a very comprehensive policy (…) in about a week.”

Main theme of the campaign

The team of his rival, Democratic President Joe Biden, quickly responded, accusing him of seeking to “go back and crush women’s liberties.” In her statement, she recalled that the Supreme Court, whose balance was altered by the appointments of the former president, invalidated the constitutional guarantee of the right to abortion. “If he wins a second term, it is clear that he wants to go even further by limiting access to contraceptives and emergency contraception,” said spokeswoman Sarafina Chitika.

The issue of abortion and reproductive rights in general is one of the key themes of the November presidential campaign. Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have made this one of their main lines of attack against Donald Trump. Caught between his most conservative supporters and the view that abortion bans are unpopular among many Americans, the latter recently appeared to rule out a national abortion ban, shifting that responsibility to the States.

Source: Le Parisien

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