|Raymond Arroyo interview on EWTN with Donald Trump|
You can also read the full transcript at the National Catholic Register.
Here are a few highlights of a genuinely fascinating interview which aired on the Oct. 27 episode of EWTN’s “The World Over.” For single-issue pro-lifers, the first query that Trump responded to was to reiterate that he would nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
For newcomers, or those who haven’t heard Trump talk about his pro-life conversion, Trump tells Arroyo that there wasn’t a moment that changed his thinking and his heart on abortion.
Well, there are a number of moments, but one was a couple that I know very, very well — and you had a strong pro-life [person] and you had a strong pro-choice [person], and they argued over [the pregnancy]. … The mother was pregnant. They argued over the child. One, I won’t get into specifics. …But one wanted to abort. And the other said, “We can’t do that. We’re not going to do that.” Anyway, they had the baby. It was a long time ago. And the baby is such a magnificent person, who I know, a magnificent person. And the person that was actually pro-choice is now pro-life because of it, and it had a big effect on me. But I’ve seen other examples similar to that; but I’ve seen other examples, so …
Arroyo interjects, “So, it was a personal change for you?” and Trump responds
It is a personal change. And, you know, Ronald Reagan made that personal change, too. Many people have made the personal change. I mean, some make the personal change the other way, also. … But I made the personal change, and I’m very happy with it.
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