Trump won primaries in socially conservative states but has yet to win endorsements from key evangelical leaders, who are leery of the mega real estate mogul and reality TV star who has been married three times.
When asked on a radio show in April what his favorite Bible verse is, Trump said “eye for an eye” from the Old Testament. In February, he tangled with Pope Francis, who suggested that Trump is “not Christian” because of his plan to deport millions of people and build a wall along the border with Mexico.
When it comes to abortion, Trump’s stances have shifted over the years.
In a 1999 interview on NBC Meet the Press, Trump said while he hates the concept of abortion, “I’m very pro-choice” and he added that he would not ban partial-birth abortions.
In 2011, while talking to conservatives about a run for president, Trump declared that he is anti-abortion.
In 2016 in an interview with MSNBC, he said if abortion were illegal, there would have to be criminal punishment for women who terminate their pregnancies. His campaign quickly amended that statement, saying it would be the doctors who should face punishment.