Another day has passed since a federal judge’s ruling to move to block access to the abortion pill mifepristone, and while many 2024 Republicans — including Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Tim Scott — still have NO response, others like Glenn Youngkin have come up with a new profound thought: “I don’t have much of an opinion.”
A national abortion ban has become the definitive litmus test for the 2024 Republican presidential primary – but Republicans are desperate to hide from answering for the GOP’s relentless war on women’s reproductive health.
Youngkin: “I don’t have much of an opinion other than that’s a judge’s ruling and I had just taken a brief from our Attorney General, and it seems like there [is] some of the legal process that’s still to go, with the different ruling someplace else. So, as a governor, I’m just doing my job. And we’ll just have to wait to see how that gets finalized.”
Axios: “Former President Trump, who has long viewed abortion as a political loser for Republicans, was silent — as was his chief GOP rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.”
While 2024 Republicans are beating around the bush or remain silent on the GOP’s latest dangerous, anti-abortion attack, we already know they will never stop pushing their dangerous anti-choice agenda until their ultimate goal is reality: banning abortion nationwide.
Donald Trump: “Nobody has ever done more for right to life than Donald Trump. I put three Supreme Court justices who all voted, and they got something that they’ve been fighting for for 64 years.”’
WFLA: “Gov. Ron DeSantis said while speaking at Tallahassee event to announce the next year’s budget that he would sign a 6-week abortion ban … into law for Florida.”
The Independent: “A handful of GOP lawmakers were guests of honour at an event hosted by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, an anti-abortion nonprofit organisation named after the famous (and staunchly religious) women’s rights activist. Among those who attended were both of South Carolina’s US senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham.”
Newsweek: “Haley described herself as ‘very pro-life’ and has spent most of her political career fighting for anti-abortion legislation, including signing a law as South Carolina governor in 2016 banning the procedure in most circumstances after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk.”
DC News Now: “Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he was ‘frustrated’ with state Democrats after a swift rejection Thursday of his proposed 15-week ban on abortion.”
Associated Press: “[Gov. Kristi Noem] and South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley released a letter to South Dakota pharmacists saying they are ‘subject to felony prosecution’ if they procure or dispense abortion-inducing drugs. The state bans all abortions except to save the life of the pregnant person.”
Mike Pompeo: “While we would like to see abortion illegal nationwide, that likely won’t happen in the near term. Instead, we should take a two-pronged approach: 1) restrict abortion as much as possible in each state, and 2) work to create a society that makes abortion obsolete.”
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