Many political analyst said the final presidential debate was Trump's last opportunity to turn the race around.
The Republican presidential candidate was asked point-blank by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace during Wednesday night's presidential debate if he wanted to see Roe v. Wade overturned.
"Now, you can say that that's OK, and Hillary can say that that's OK, but it's not OK with me", Trump said in the third and final presidential debate. "If we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that will happen", Trump said.
Trump also claimed that the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade would be overruled by justices he would appoint to the Supreme Court "automatically", but that statement is belied by history. Killing a viable fetus willy-nilly was never something Roe v. Wade protected. "Because based on what she is saying and based on where she's going and where she's been, you can take baby and rip the baby out of the womb".
"[Hillary Clinton] was very clear on the fact that she maintains the 2nd Amendment but that there needs to be ways in which we can make the situation where we can save lives and so I thought she was very very clear in her answer and defended herself very well."She began not by getting down into the weeds on Heller, but rather by asserting her support for an individual right to own weapons - with an opportunity for reasonable gun safety regulations, especially those protecting children.
Clinton said, "I have had the great honour of travelling across the world on behalf of our country". Clinton, meantime, stuck to her pro-choice position, and did not do a particularly good job of explaining that she might have supported a late-term abortion ban had it included a "health of the mother" exception.
In the debate, Donald Trump argued that the Second Amendment giving rights to citizens to bear arms be upheld, while his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called for measures to prevent killings by those who carry firearms.
"Well, I think it's bad", Trump said. "You can say that is okay and Hillary can say that it's okay, but it's not okay with me".
She added that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people, not on the side of the powerful corporations and the wealthy. "I can tell you the government has no business in the decisions that women make with their families in accordance with their faith, with medical advice, and I will stand up for that right".
Mrs Clinton also said she will defend Planned Parenthood [organisation that provides reproductive health services] and there can be regulations on abortion so long as the life and the health of the mother is taken into account.
The partial-birth abortion procedure is illegal, but other late-term abortion procedures are not.