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Trump breaks with Alabama GOP on abortion

President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in several tweets Saturday night while appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws  recently passed in Republican-controlled states. “I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan,” Trump said on Twitter. Trump’s comments came within days of Alabama passing a near-total abortion ban, putting in place the nation’s most restrictive law on the procedure. Unlike other laws restricting abortion, the Alabama law does not make any exceptions for instances of rape or incest.

Activist Tamara Stevens with the Handmaids Coalition of Georgia stands outside the Georgia Capitol on May 16, 2019 in Atlanta. (Photo: JOHN AMIS, AFP/Getty Images)

Trump admin readies to send migrants ‘across the entire nation’

The Trump administration is preparing to send Central American migrants caught along the southern border to Border Patrol stations “across the entire nation,” according to a senior Border Patrol official who confirmed the plans Friday. With more than 4,500 people caught each day crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency has run out of room at Border Patrol facilities in the four border states. The agency has started looking at its facilities around the country, meaning states from Oregon to North Dakota to Maine may receive planeloads of migrant families in weeks to come. On Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection sent its first plane full of migrants from Texas to San Diego.

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