Fact Check: Did Trump Say Babies Shouldn’t Be Born in the Ninth Month of Pregnancy?

Facebook users marked an article published last month by Deep State Nation as potentially containing false information.

“Trump: Babies Should Not Be Born in the Ninth Month of Pregnancy, this ‘Has to Change’” declared the headline.

What did President Trump say?

In his remarks to the March for Life rally in late January, Trump told the audience that “In the United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late term abortions, along with China, North Korea, and a number of others. Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong. It has to change.”

Given the context of the quote (not to mention the event) Trump clearly misspoke when he said “born.” The piece from Deep State Nation addresses this misstep at the end of the article, stating that “if he’s talking about an abortion procedure during the ninth month, there’s no such thing, so either way, he’s insane”

In fact, seven states (and the District of Columbia) do permit abortion until birth for any reason.

The article is a mixed bag with a misleading headline.

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