Ivanka Trump declares position on abortion: 'I am pro-life, and unapologetically so'

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For the first time ever, Ivanka Trump has explicitly declared herself pro-life, a complete reversal of her Democrat, pro-Planned Parenthood past.

Speaking with RealClearPolitics, Ivanka said that parenthood changed her in profound ways. Though she still respects different viewpoints, she proudly accepted the pro-life label.

“One area where Ivanka has undeniably changed: abortion, an issue that helped deliver the evangelical vote for the president in the last election,” prefaced RCP. “Social conservatives saw the New York feminist as a question mark. Did she share her father’s view? She had danced around the issue, declining to take a public position, and a secret meeting with then-Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards in 2017 only heightened fears that Ivanka may have swayed the president away from a campaign promise.”

Pro-life conservatives can now remove that question mark surrounding Ivanka Trump, and consider her an ally.

“I respect all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion,” Ivanka said. “But I am also a mother of three children, and parenthood affected me in a profound way in terms of how I think about these things.”

“I am pro-life, and unapologetically so,” she added.

According to RealClearPolitics, a White House aide said that Ivanka Trump’s comments were a personal conviction and a response to the Democratic Party’s leftward shift on the issue, such as mandating taxpayer-funded abortions.

“A huge driving part of that [stance] is where the Democratic Party has gone,” said the aide.

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