The bill, known as the “Defending Ache-Succesful Unborn Kids from Late-Time period Abortions Act,” marks Republicans’ subsequent play on the hot-button situation after the Supreme Court docket ended federal abortion rights by overturning Roe v. Wade in June. At the moment, 12 states have banned or closely restricted abortion, with extra anticipated to observe swimsuit.
When a reporter requested Jean-Pierre in regards to the laws Tuesday, she cited his personal remarks from simply over a month in the past.
“I’m going to cite Senator Lindsey Graham from Aug. 7, 2022,” the press secretary stated. “And he stated: ‘I’ve been constant. I feel states ought to resolve the difficulty of marriage and states ought to resolve the difficulty of abortion.’ That’s from his personal mouth, and now he desires to do a nationwide ban.”
Jean-Pierre additionally famous that Graham’s proposal would preserve in place excessive state-level bans that ban all abortions with no exceptions for rape, incest or well being of the mom.
Graham has launched variations of the invoice a number of occasions over the previous decade, besides with an extended 20-week restrict. The laws does include exceptions for conditions involving rape, incest and circumstances the place the lifetime of the mom is threatened.
Fifteen weeks is barely into the second trimester of a standard 40-week being pregnant, regardless of the invoice’s title casting the laws as “late-term” restriction on abortion.