Donald Trump: Abortion Issue ‘Will Go Back to the States’

during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8.

Donald Trump said Wednesday night that if he appoints pro-life justices to the Supreme Court – as he intends to do – Roe v. Wade will be overturned and the issue of abortion will be returned to the states.

“If we put another two – or perhaps three – justices on, that’s really what’s going to be had,” the Republican presidential candidate told moderator Chris Wallace in Las Vegas. “It will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court.”

“I will say this, it will go back to the states, and the states will then make the determination,” Trump said.

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