In response to the recently passed repeal of Donald Trump’s extreme 1864 abortion ban, DNC spokesperson Cameron Niven released the following statement:

“Because of Donald Trump, women in Arizona will continue to live under an extreme abortion ban – whether the 1864 abortion ban, which will still take effect for months, causing chaos for women and doctors alike, or Arizona’s current extreme ban with no exceptions for rape or incest. Arizona women have no respite from suffering under these draconian bans thanks to Trump, who’s ready to take his extreme abortion-banning agenda nationwide with or without the help of Congress. Voters know the only way to safeguard the fundamental freedoms of Arizonans and Americans across the country is to once again reject Trump in November and reelect President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.”

Trump and MAGA Republicans own Arizona’s cruel, extreme abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest. 

Axios: “GOP suffers desert meltdown on abortion”

“A day after former President Trump thought he’d tamped down the GOP’s exposure on abortion, it popped back up in the key 2024 battleground of Arizona.

“Why it matters: Trump ushered in the end of Roe vs. Wade and its national protection of abortion rights, and now his party is suffering a massive voter backlash.”

Associated Press: “‘Make no mistake, Arizonans are living in 1864 now because Donald Trump dismantled Roe v. Wade,’ Democratic state Sen. Priya Sundareshan of Tucson said in a news conference before the vote organized by the Biden campaign and the Arizona Democratic Party.”

USA Today: “The 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade is cited 22 times in the Arizona Supreme Court’s 4-2 ruling, which upheld a law that predates Arizona’s statehood that requires two to five years in prison for anyone aiding an abortion, except if the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother.”

Roll Call:In the 4-2 ruling Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court said that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization makes the 1864 law enforceable,

“The 160-year-old law, which predates Arizona’s existence as a U.S. state and women’s right to vote in the United States, makes abortion a felony punishable by two to five years in prison for anyone who performs an abortion or helps a woman obtain the procedure.”

Arizona Republic: “On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee will launch a billboard campaign in the Phoenix and Tempe areas alleging that Trump is responsible for Tuesday’s ruling.

“‘Abortion is banned in Arizona thanks to Donald Trump. He won’t stop until it’s banned nationwide,’ five billboards will read, some in English and others in Spanish.”

Latest interview: Trump endorsed prosecuting and punishing women who get an abortion.

Interviewer: “Are you comfortable if states decide to punish women who access abortions after the procedure is banned?” 

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Trump: “Again, that’s going to be—I don’t have to be comfortable or uncomfortable. The states are going to make that decision. The states are going to have to be comfortable or uncomfortable, not me.”

[…]

Interviewer: “Prosecuting women for getting abortions after the ban. But are you comfortable with it?” 

Trump: “The states are going to say. It’s irrelevant whether I’m comfortable or not. It’s totally irrelevant, because the states are going to make those decisions.” 

In case you forgot: Trump called for women to be punished years ago, too.

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

Trump also refused to rule out signing a national abortion ban.

Interviewer: “So just to be clear, then: You won’t commit to vetoing the bill if there’s federal restrictions—federal abortion restrictions?”

Trump: “I won’t have to commit to it.”

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Interviewer: “Would you veto [the Life at Conception Act]?” 

Trump: “I don’t have to do anything about vetoes, because we now have it back in the states.” 

In case you forgot: Trump said he’d sign a national abortion ban if elected to a second term and backed one as president.

Associated Press: “Trump says he will support national ban on abortions around 15 weeks of pregnancy”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Wants to Ban Abortion Nationwide: Report”

New York Times: “Trump Privately Expresses Support for a 16-Week Abortion Ban”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Floats National Abortion Ban After Claiming He’s ‘On the Side of Women’”

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.”

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.”

Trump overturned Roe v. Wade and is the reason one in three women live under extreme abortion bans across the country.

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!!!”

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 backed a national ban in his first term and has made clear that if reelected, he’d sign a national abortion ban if it landed on his desk.

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.”

Associated Press: “Trump says he will support national ban on abortions around 15 weeks of pregnancy”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Wants to Ban Abortion Nationwide: Report”

New York Times: “Trump Privately Expresses Support for a 16-Week Abortion Ban”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Floats National Abortion Ban After Claiming He’s ‘On the Side of Women’”

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.”

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