CBN political reporter David Brody has scored an interview with presidential-y candidate Donald Trump on his evolving views on abortion. Brody on why Trump switched from a pro-choice position to a pro-life one: "He says one of the main reasons was because one of his close personal friends chose to keep his child rather than have an abortion." Chose . . . his . . . what happened?
Trump lays it down: "A friend of mine, his wife was pregnant, in this case married, and she was pregnant, and he was going to—they were going to—he didn't really want the baby. And he was telling me the story, he was crying as he was telling me. They ended up for some reason—amazingly, through luck, because they didn't have the right timing—he ends up having the baby. And the baby is the apple of his eye. He says it's the greatest thing that ever happened to him . . . And I am pro-life."
To the best of my understanding: Donald Trump's friend is set on forcing his wife to have an abortion, but waits too long in the pregnancy to seal the deal. Undeterred, he claims full responsibility for physically birthing the child, declares it the central experience of his existence, and compels a minor presidential candidate to support stripping every woman of her right to make her own reproductive health choices in every context.
Apparently a cursory understanding of how babies are incubated and expelled from the human body at great personal effort and physical risk is not a prerequisite for assuming a position on abortion rights. Social conservatives, while intrigued, remain skeptical of Trump's gambling fortune.