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Trump initially expresses openness to restrictions on contraception but later retracts his statement

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Manhattan Criminal court (Via Frank Boult/Shutterstock)

Former President Donald Trump mentioned on Tuesday that he was open to backing regulations on contraception and promised that his campaign would soon release a policy about it. However, he later clarified that his remarks had been misunderstood.

During an interview with a Pittsburgh television station, Trump’s comments hinted that a future Trump administration might consider implementing mandates or supporting state-level restrictions concerning personal decisions like access to birth control.

In the interview with KDKA News, Trump was asked if he supported any limits on contraception rights. He replied, “We’re looking at that and I’m going to have a policy on that very shortly,” as seen in a briefly posted video that was later removed before airing.

Trump with his supporters (Via Frank Boult/Shutterstock)

When pressed further if this meant he might endorse some restrictions on contraception, Trump emphasized the role of states having differing policies and reiterated his intention to present a detailed policy soon.

This is the first instance where Trump has suggested formulating a policy on contraception since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a national abortion right two years ago, sparking debates on reproductive rights including issues like contraception and in vitro fertilization.

In response to media reports about his interview, Trump clarified on his social media platform Truth Social that he has never supported restricting birth control or other contraceptives, contrary to the Biden campaign’s criticism.

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