Trump Vows to Appoint Pro-Life Judge to Supreme Court

In a new interview with 60 Minutes, the President Elect confirms his stance on Roe v. Wade.

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Tonight Donald Trump gave his first interview as President-Elect to Leslie Stahl at 60 Minutes. One of her first questions was about appointing a Supreme Court justice and what that will mean for issues like Roe v. Wade.

"During the campaign, you said that you would appoint justice who were against abortion rights," Stahl said. "Are you looking to appoint a justice who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade?"

"I'm pro-life," Trump replied. "The judges will be pro-life."

When Stahl probed him about the chances of Roe v. Wade being overturned, Trump's response was murkier:

"Well, there are a couple of things. [The nominee] will be pro-life, they'll be―in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody's talking about the Second Amendment and they're trying to dice it up and change it, they're going to be very pro-Second Amendment. But having to do with abortion―if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the States. So it would go back to the States."

"But then some women won't be able to get an abortion," Stahl clarified.

"No, it'll go back to the States," Trump said.

And the women who live in states that won't allow for abortions?

"Yeah, well, they'll perhaps have to go, they'll have to go to another state," he confirmed.

"And that's okay?" Stahl asked.

"Well, we'll see what happens," he replied. "It's got a long way to go, just so you understand. That has a long, long way to go."

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