Abortion foes test sway over first post-Roe GOP presidential field

As the March for Life gathers in Washington, D.C., for the second time since Roe v. Wade was reversed, Republicans appear poised to nominate a presidential candidate reluctant to impose new federal limits on abortion favored by leading anti-abortion groups.

Former President Donald Trump beat Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) by nearly 30 points in the Iowa caucuses earlier this week after repeatedly criticizing the Florida governor for signing a law banning abortions after six weeks in the Sunshine State.


Evangelical Christians voted for Trump by an even bigger margin, according to entrance polls. This crucial socially conservative voting bloc gave Trump 53% of their votes to DeSantis’s 27% despite the latter repeatedly trying to make abortion a major issue in the Iowa race.

Only 11% listed abortion as their top voting
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