Pro-life activists react to GOP platform change on abortion at Trump’s direction

(Kate Scanlon. America, The Jesuit Review).

Members of the Republican National Committee have approved changes to their platform on abortion at the direction of former President Donald Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, over the objections of pro-life activists who previously asked delegates not to remove the platform’s previous call for federal abortion restrictions. The RNC was widely expected to modify the Republican Party’s stance on abortion after Trump in April announced his position that abortion should be left to the states to legislate after the Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned prior precedent declaring abortion as a constitutional right.