If a Republican presidential candidate isn't socially conservative, it's probably unlikely he (or she) will get the 2012 nomination. So the fact that Donald Trump appeared on CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) with reporter David Brody to "Trumpet" his pro-life stance, and how he arrived there, isn't surprising. But the way he did arrive at that conclusion is interesting.
In the interview, Trump says he became pro-life after hearing about a friend's abortion experience:
Transcript via The Brody File:
David Brody: “Evangelicals do want to feel secure that they’re going to have a nominee that’s going to at least be solid on those issues, those social issues. Someone that’s not just going to cut and move on.”
Donald Trump: "One thing about me, I'm a very honorable guy. I'm pro-life, but I changed my view a number of years ago. One of the reasons I changed -- one of the primary reasons -- a friend of mine's wife was pregnant, in this case married. She was pregnant and he didn't really want the baby. And he was telling me the story. He was crying as he was telling me the story. He ends up having the baby and the baby is the apple of his eye. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to him. And you know here's a baby that wasn't going to be let into life. And I heard this, and some other stories, and I am pro-life."
David Brody: “So those stories did change you, they came around and changed you?”
Donald Trump: "They changed me. Yeah, they changed my view as to that, absolutely.”