Pro-life women choose lesser evil: Donald Trump

“America will only be a great nation when we have leaders of strong character who will defend both unborn children and the dignity of women,” the letter read. “We cannot trust Donald Trump to do either.”

Lafferty told The Daily Beast that she doesn’t feel that way anymore—not even a little bit.

“I’m just really excited about it,” she said.

“He will be president,” she added. “Donald Trump will win.”

Listening to Trump and speaking with his supporters changed her heart, she said. And she isn’t alone.

A number of leading pro-life women say they’re increasingly open to backing Trump—not just because they feel he’s the only serious alternative to Hillary Clinton (sorry, David French), but because they’re actually taking a shine to him on his own merits. And Trump has been quietly courting evangelical Christians, taking an approach that’s the opposite of typical candidates. Instead of wooing the right during the primaries and then turning center-ward in the general, Trump is doing more than ever to appeal to social conservatives and evangelical Christians.