President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who is also a Senior Advisor to the President, has reversed her position on abortion. In an interview with Real Clear Politics, she now says she is pro-life.
“I respect all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion,” she said in the interview. “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.”
Ivanka then told the outlet, “I am pro-life, and unapologetically so.”
The first daughter has never been especially clear on her abortion views, but many believed she was pro-choice, especially since she had secret meetings with Planned Parenthood on behalf of the Trump administration and wouldn’t fully commit to being a Republican.
Newsweek reported in 2017 that the meeting between Ivanka and then president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards was an attempt to make a deal with the organization.
Two days ago, Ivanka reportedly was behind an offer made to Planned Parenthood: Donald Trump said he wouldn’t support cutting off funding and might even give the organization more money if it would simply stop providing abortions. Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, declined. The New York Times credited Ivanka with pushing her father toward that appearance of conciliation with Planned Parenthood.
The “Real Clear Politics” story also reports that a White House aid added that Ivanka’s stance is a “personal conviction and a reflection” after a Democratic shift left on the issue.