In response to RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel taking some advice from the DNC and encouraging Republicans to tell voters about their extreme anti-abortion agendas, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“Ronna McDaniel wants Republicans to talk more about their extreme anti-choice agendas, and we couldn’t agree more. Donald Trump is already doing just that: He has repeatedly demanded credit for terminating Roe v. Wade, boasted about cruel abortion bans that have since gone into effect, and supports ripping away more freedoms from women if he gets back in office. Voters deserve to hear directly from Trump, McDaniel, and their fellow MAGA Republicans just how extreme and unpopular their anti-freedom agenda truly is – and we’re happy to pitch in by continuing to remind voters just how out of touch Trump and his MAGA minions are on abortion.”

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NEW: Ronna McDaniel thinks Republicans need to talk more about their cruel anti-freedom attempts to ban abortion across the country.

McDaniel: “One of the things the RNC has been leading on … we’ve been giving guidance to candidates to get out in front of it, talk about [abortion]. We put a memo out before the election, Kellyanne Conway and I were calling candidates saying, ‘Please don’t ignore this issue.’”

Donald Trump is talking about abortion: He’s demanding credit for the extreme abortion bans that MAGA Republicans have passed around the country and said he is “proud” of his work to help overturn Roe v. Wade.

Trump: “For 54 years they were trying to get Roe v. Wade terminated, and I did it, and I’m proud to have done it. … Nobody else was going to get that done but me, and we did it, and we did something that was a miracle.”

Trump: “After 50 years of failure, with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade, much to the ‘shock’ of everyone … Without me there would be no 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, or whatever is finally agreed to. Without me the pro Life movement would have just kept losing. Thank you President TRUMP!!!”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Claims Credit for All Abortion Bans”

Business Insider: “Trump boasts he’s ‘proud’ about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade, the issue that has become ballot-box poison for Republicans”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Have ‘Terminated’ Abortion Rights”

Trump campaign radio ad: “And Trump nominated conservative judges, leading to Roe v. Wade being overturned.”

FWIW: “This week, we found more evidence that the Trump campaign has no interest in ‘moderating’ on the issue of abortion. On Monday, his team began running new Facebook video ads targeting voters in Iowa, referring to Trump as ‘THE MOST Pro-Life President in history.’”

Trump: “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v. Wade, and everybody said that was an impossible thing to do. I put on three Supreme Court justices. Very few people have had that privilege or honor.”

Trump: “Getting rid of Roe v. Wade was an incredible thing for pro-life because it gave pro-life something to negotiate with. Pro-life had absolutely nothing, being stuck in Roe v. Wade, to negotiate with. … And look, everybody that was president wanted to get rid and tried to get rid of Roe v. Wade … For fifty years, this has been going on. I was able to do it, and I was very honored to do it.”

Trump supports a national abortion ban and has a yearslong extreme anti-abortion record. 

Trump: “There of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life. And it’s very important.” 

Trump on if he would sign a six-week national abortion ban: “I’m looking at all [options].”

Trump: “We’ll pick something that’s going to be very, very good for pro-life … I’m going to be in there pushing.”

Trump: “There has to be some form of punishment [for women who have abortions].”

The Hill: “The Trump administration formally backed a House bill Monday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. … It would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison or both.”

Nikki Haley has pledged to sign any nationwide abortion ban that landed on her desk. 

Margaret Brennan: “Would you [sign a national abortion ban]?”

Haley: “I’ve said I’m fine with a federal law.”

Kirsten Welker: “Would you support a 15-week federal limit?”

Haley: “I would support anything that would pass.”

Haley: “Whatever we can get 60 Senate votes on, isn’t that better than what we have now? And if it’s– if it’s six weeks, that’s great. If it’s 15 weeks, that’s great.” 

Haley: “So what can we do? Is there room for a federal law? I think there is room for a federal law.”

Fox News: “Nikki Haley, 2024 Republican candidate, vows to sign federal abortion ban if elected president”

Haley: “Yes of course I would sign [a federal ban].”

HuffPost: “Nikki Haley Says She ‘Absolutely’ Would Sign 15-Week Abortion Ban If GOP Had The Votes”

Haley: “When it comes to a federal bill, I think there is a place for that.”

Haley: “The issue that we have at hand right now is … is there a place for a federal law. And I think there is a place for a federal law.”

Haley: “The debate that we’re having in this country is … can there be a federal law that deals with abortion … I do think there’s a place for federal law.”

Haley has pledged her support for extreme abortion bans before many women know they’re pregnant.

New York Times: “Nikki Haley Says She Would Have Signed Six-Week Abortion Ban as Governor”

Bob Vander Plaats: “If you were governor of South Carolina and that came to your desk, would you sign the heartbeat bill?”

Haley: “Yes.”

Haley: “If the people decided they wanted a six-week abortion bill, would you go along with it? Of course.”

Haley: “The question asked in Iowa was, ‘If you were governor of South Carolina, and they sent you a six-week bill, would you sign it?’ And I said yes.”

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