Trump Silent on Abortion on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jan 22, 2016 5:15 PM
Trump Silent on Abortion on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Today is both the March for Life and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Let's take a look at how the top-performing candidates from each party commented on the day:

Democrats:

Hillary Clinton:

"Women need more than a vote or a supportive statement; we need a fighter in the White House." -Cecile Richards

Posted by Hillary Clinton on Friday, January 22, 2016

Hillary posted a link on her Facebook page that included praise from Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood.

Bernie Sanders:

Standard stuff from Sanders, who has been vocally in favor of abortion throughout his career.

Martin O'Malley:

Standard Democratic Party line.

Republicans:

Donald Trump:

As of Friday at 5:00 p.m., Trump has yet to comment on either side of the issue.

It doesn't look all that great for a candidate who is currently the frontrunner of a major political party with a pro-life platform to be entirely silent on the issue on a pretty notable day. Firing off a tweet takes all of seconds, and in this case, his silence is speaking pretty loudly.

Ted Cruz:

Cruz tweeted support for the March for Life.

Marco Rubio:

Rubio tweeted an op-ed defending life as well as support for the March for Life.

Ben Carson:

Carson promised to defend life as president.

Jeb Bush:

Bush tweeted an op-ed as well as his support for the March for Life.

(For what it's worth, Bush tweeted out a graphic of a Hillary Clinton quote hitting Trump for his past support of partial-birth abortion.)