As if the road to securing the U.S. Senate were not precarious enough for Republicans, Lindsey Graham recently blasted a crater into their path. His Washington-centric, 15-week limit on abortions swallowed whole the “Let the states decide!” sword that the GOP has wielded against the now-vacated Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
“When the Dobbs decision came down, the proponents of that decision said [they] just want to leave it to the states,” Vice President Kamala Harris told Vice News on Friday, firing the howitzer shell that Graham gift-wrapped for her. “Within about 12 weeks now, they want a national ban, which means they are moving the goalposts, right? They are now saying there should be a national ban, a blanket ban in all states.”
The South Carolina Republican senator’s proposal is tight enough to enrage abortion lovers like Harris yet loose enough to demoralize pro-life purists such as conservative commentor Carrie Sheffield. She wrote for NBCNews.com: “Graham is copping out by pushing for a 15-week ban.”
Graham would allow abortions in cases involving rape or incest. Many pro-lifers oppose those exceptions, arguing that the baby’s odious conception should not trigger its execution.
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