Ivanka Trump Is 'Unapologetically' Against Women's Abortion Rights

First daughter Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to the president, has revealed that she's against abortion rights for women and "unapologetically" supports the pro-life movement.

In a recent interview with RealClearPolitics, published Thursday, Ivanka Trump said she respects "all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion" when asked about her stance on the contentious matter.

"But I am also a mother of three children, and parenthood affected me in a profound way in terms of how I think about these things," she continued. "I am pro-life, and unapologetically so."

Ivanka Trump also declared that she's a "Trump-Republican" who considers herself "a pragmatist when it comes to everything."

The remarks marked the first time the president's eldest daughter has unequivocally stood against abortion rights.

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Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter, reacts to supporters of her father at the Versailles Restaurant after holding a campaign event for her father on October 27, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty

In 2018, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards released a memoir that accused Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, of offering her what felt like a "bribe" to stop facilitating abortions.

Richards said she met with the White House couple in January 2017, the same month that Donald Trump was inaugurated. During the meeting, Richards said the two asked her to stop providing abortions in exchange for more federal funding.

Later that year, Ivanka Trump endorsed anti-abortion Republican Governor Kim Reynolds and campaigned for her in Iowa. Her support for Reynolds—who signed the strictest U.S. abortion ban in June 2018 before it was challenged in court—led many to believe that she was opposed to abortions.

Ivanka Trump has positioned herself as a champion of women's entrepreneurship and empowerment throughout her father's presidency. Last year, she spearheaded a "Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative" that sought to strengthen women in the workforce.

Experts say that women must be allowed the freedom to decide when to have children in order to thrive economically and that some of the Trump administration's policies have undermined the first daughter's push to empower women.

Ivanka Trump has been traveling around the country in the final stretch of the presidential race to campaign for her father's reelection. On Wednesday, she told an audience in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania that U.S. public health leaders are "much more capable" of handling the next waves of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday, Ivanka Trump made a stop in Wayne County to tout the president's accomplishments with tax cuts and national security. "In less than 3 years, President Trump has rebuilt the United States military, he has secured America's borders, he has defeated the ISIS caliphate, he has fostered peace in the Middle East, he has delivered historic tax and regulatory cuts, fixed our broken trade deals and brought jobs back to America and back to Pennsylvania," she said.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment.