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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. walks back support for 'full-term' abortions following pressure from campaign

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Independent candidate for president Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has changed his stance on abortion once again, saying that he supports abortion up until a certain point rather than at full term. 


Following pressure from campaign staff, Kennedy announced late Friday that he was walking back his stance of supporting “full-term abortions” in a statement released on X. “Abortion has been a notoriously divisive issue in America, but actually I see an emerging consensus — abortion should be legal up until a certain number of weeks, and restricted thereafter,” he said. 


“Once the baby is viable outside the womb, it should have rights and it deserves society’s protection,” he added. 


Kennedy’s latest shake-up on where he stands on the divisive issue came after he said last week that he would allow women to have abortions at full term.