Marjorie Dannenfelser, head of the Christian pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his flip-flop on abortion -- pro-choice to pro-life -- June 21.
Dannenfelser spoke at a press conference after hundreds of Christian evangelicals met with Trump, notes Right Wing Watch:
To give him a lot of credit, only a person with some humility, which he doesn't get credit for, would go back and correct his comments, which he did. And I've actually found on the abortion issue that he's done that more on that particular issue than almost any other, a willingness to correct himself and move ahead. And I think that shows an ability to become the person that he says that he is.
In January, Dannenfelser signed an open letter against Trump, noted Life News, that said: "As pro-life women leaders from Iowa and across the nation, we urge Republican caucus-goers and voters to support anyone but Donald Trump. On the issue of defending unborn children and protecting women from the violence of abortion, Mr. Trump cannot be trusted..."
The Washington Post reviewed Trump's numerous stands on abortion in April.
In 1989, Trump co-sponsored a dinner that honored Robin Chandler Duke, a former president of NARAL.
In 1999, Trump told NBC News: "I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject."
In 2011, Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference: "I am pro-life [and] against gun control."
In 2015, Trump told CNN: "Right. I’m pro-choice ... I’m pro-life. I’m sorry."
On March 30, 2016, Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that "there has to be some form of punishment" for women who have abortions, but hours later tweeted that the "issue is unclear and should be put back into the states for determination. Like Ronald Reagan, I'm pro-life with exceptions, which I have outlined many times."
The Trump campaign released a statement on the same day: "If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman."