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(LifeSiteNews) — Catholic commentator and presidential candidate Taylor Marshall said that “the only meaningful and consistent position on the sanctity of human life is a total ban on abortion from conception through birth.”

Marshall made the comments in response to President Donald Trump criticizing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing a 6-week abortion ban bill. Trump claimed that “many people within the pro-life movement” thought the law was “too harsh.”

“As I run for President of the United States in 2024, I suggest that the only meaningful and consistent position on the sanctity of human life is a total ban on abortion from conception through birth,” Marshall tweeted. “Murder is murder. Who agrees?”

“He has to do what he has to do,” Trump told The Messenger on Monday. “If you look at what DeSantis did, a lot of people don’t even know if he knew what he was doing. But he signed six weeks, and many people within the pro-life movement feel that that was too harsh.”

The former president has not committed to a position on a federal abortion ban. Asked on April 27 about a proposed federal ban on abortions at 15 weeks, Trump said:

‘We’re going to look at it. We’re looking at a lot of different options. We got it back to the States. We did the Roe v. Wade thing, which they’ve been trying to get it done for 50 years. I got it done,’ he said. ‘I appointed incredible justices and judges all over, 300 federal judges and three justices, and I was able to do things that nobody else was able to and we’ll get something done where everyone is going to be very satisfied. I believe that.’

According to the CDC, around 93 percent of abortions in the U.S. are committed on babies during the first trimester of pregnancy – meaning a national ban on abortions at the 15-week mark would only stop a small percentage of abortions.

Marshall confirmed to LifeSiteNews on May 12 that he is “serious” about running for president. He has yet to file paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission, however. He has also served on the board of Catholics for Trump in and 2020 and delivered the opening prayer at a Trump campaign rally near Pittsburgh in October of that year.

The Catholic commentator also said on Monday that he wants to see Biblical marriage restored.

“As I run for President of the United States, I am placing on my platform the definition of ‘matrimony’ as one man and one woman united by vows ‘until death do us part,'” Marshall tweeted.