The Supreme Court issued its biggest ruling on abortion since Roe v. Wade — and one presidential candidate has been deathly silent about it. 

On June 27, the justices deemed Texas' HB2 law unconstitutional, and said it places an "undue burden" on those seeking abortions. The ruling unravels the strict restrictions that Texas, and other conservative states, placed on abortion clinics, which forced many of them to close.

Legislating women's wombs is a hot political issue. Gallup found that 50% of Americans consider themselves pro-choice, and 54% of American women do as well. So why is Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, so silent about the Supreme Court's decision?

After the Supreme Court's ruling, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, personally tweeted her reaction. "Safe abortion should be a right — not just on paper, but in reality," she tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, Clinton said the next president must be dedicated to protecting women's reproductive rights.

Yet, her political opponent — you know, who is running for president — has been eerily silent.

He slung barbs at senator Elizabeth Warren, and even called out CNN. Yet, he still hasn't publicly mentioned abortion.


Trump's silence is awkward for a number of reasons, especially since he's been previously vocal about defunding Planned Parenthood.

During a press conference in March, the 70-year-old said Planned Parenthood does good work for women, according to CNN. Yet, the Republican nominee still wants to defund the organization. 

"Planned Parenthood has done very good work for millions of women, but we're not going to allow and we're not going to fund, as long as you have the abortion going on at Planned Parenthood," he said. "We understand that, and I've said it loud and clear."

Plus, he's also said "there has to be some form of punishment" for abortion providers — and the people with wombs who seek them.

In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Trump didn't specify what the punishment would be, but he has since backpedaled on the statement. Since one in three women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, Trump's logic is incredibly dangerous.

Despite his harsh stance on reproductive rights — and apparent disregard for people with wombs — Trump is still silent about the Supreme Court declaring HB2 illegal. What exactly does this say?

Whether or not his silence is political posturing, it further proves what many know to be true: Donald Trump doesn't care about women. He doesn't care about women, or their issues, so much that he's willing to defund an organization that provides the majority of our pap smears, and not stand up for us when the Supreme Court tells affirms our right to have abortions.

It's not just his stance on reproductive rights that proves his disdain toward women though. The New York Times investigated Trump's treatment of women, and found that he's mistreated boatloads of them. 

As Revelist previously reported, Trump presumed he could enter a woman's space without her permission. For instance, former Miss Utah Temple Taggart said he kissed her on the lips the first time she met him.

"I thought, 'Oh my God, gross,'" she told The New York Times. "He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth."

The presidential candidate has even been accused of rape. As Revelist previously reported, a woman has filed a claim in New York federal court alleging that Trump raped her repeatedly in 1994. She was 13.

"During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect," the suit alleges. "Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff's pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted."

Despite this, he still claims he's better for women than Hillary.

“I will do so much better for women,” the presumptive GOP presidential said at a speech mid-June. 

“You tell me: who’s better for the gay community and who’s better for women than Donald Trump?” 

We have an idea...