Trump says ‘Pro-Life’ but favours exceptions for rape, incest May 20, 2019 0 380 12345 AFPWashingtonPresident Donald Trump has declared himself “strongly Pro-Life”, days after two US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.The US president spelled out his position on abortion -- set to feature prominently at next year’s election -- in his first comments on the hot-button issue since Alabama’s governor signed a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy.“As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions -- Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother -- the same position taken by Ronald Reagan,” Trump tweeted.Trump, who is seeking to expand on his conservative support ahead of his re-election bid, added: “The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. “We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020.” Alabama’s governor on Wednesday signed a near-total prohibition on abortions widely seen as the country’s most restrictive ban, and the Missouri legislature on Friday made the procedure illegal from eight weeks of pregnancy.Republican-led legislatures in Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota have also enacted laws banning abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected.Supporters hope that legal battles over the laws will reach the Supreme Court, as they pursue the long-sought conservative goal of overturning its landmark 1973 abortion ruling, known as Roe v Wade. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES May to make MPs a final ‘bold offer’ on Brexit deal May 20, 2019 0 118 Thousands rally in Germany against nationalism before European vote May 20, 2019 0 113 Austrian president calls for Sept poll in wake of far-right video scandal May 20, 2019 0 117 UN experts urge Italy to withdraw Salvini’s anti-immigration plans Rome: Experts working for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) are urging Italy to withdraw measures against migrant rescue charities sponsored by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. In a May 15 letter seen by dpa, the .. White House 2020 hopefuls slam Trump on Iran REUTERS WASHINGTON Two Democrats with US military experience who are vying for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticising Republican President .. Belgians go to polls following five months of caretaker government BRUSSELS: Belgians go to the polls on Sunday for federal elections, being held in parallel with European Parliament elections, following five months of caretaker government led by liberal Prime Minister Charles .. Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash ZURICH/GENEVA: Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The measure passed in the binding ..