US President Donald Trump has once again left his audience baffled by making another bizarre statement. He has criticized the laws which allow babies to be born in the ninth month of pregnancy, calling for them to be changed.
Addressing thousands of people, who gathered on Washington’s National Mall on Friday for an anti-abortion rally, Trump said it’s “wrong” for women to give birth in the ninth month of pregnancy.
“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,” he said via video link from the White House.
He made the remarks while trying to criticize abortions initiated in the third trimester, but the bizarre statement made people scratching their heads, thinking of whether he tries to rewrite the laws of human biology and procreation.
In his address, Trump also called on legislators to outlaw late-term abortions.
Analysts say the president intended to say that it’s wrong for babies to be “torn” from their mothers’ wombs in the ninth month.
This is while, less than 1.4 percent of all abortions take place after 21 weeks of pregnancy, according to Planned Parenthood, an estimated 80 percent of which are happened due to birth defects.
This month makes one year since Trump banned the US government from giving funding to health groups that offer abortion counseling. Limiting access to abortion, however, does not guarantee fewer women seek the procedure.
One year into his presidency, Trump has become famous for making controversial, outrageous remarks in different fields such as race, religion ethnicity or place or country of origin.
His comments finally prompted many a House Democrat earlier this month to introduce a bill, known as the “Stable Genius Act” that would require presidential candidates to take a mental health exam.
The act was introduced after Trump referred to himself in a tweet as a “stable genius” to defend his mental health following the publication of a tell-all book– entitled; Fire and Fury: Inside the White House, by Michael Wolff–which sheds light on concerns among top White House aides over the Trump’s psychological fitness.