🚨NEW: Donald Trump’s VP Contenders Voted AGAINST Codifying Roe v. Wade’s Basic Protections

In response to Donald Trump’s MAGA VP contenders voting against legislation codifying Roe v. Wade’s protections for abortion access, DNC spokesperson Aida Ross released the following statement: 

“When Donald Trump overturned Roe v. Wade and paved the way for cruel abortion bans across the country, his VP contenders cheered him on, backing plans to outlaw abortion nationwide if given the chance. Today, these same MAGA minions blocked legislation to codify the overwhelmingly popular protections Roe gave women for decades before Trump overturned it. Every anti-choice vote Trump’s MAGA VP contenders make is another crucial reminder that our basic freedoms are on the line in November — and voters will soundly reject Trump and whichever extremist joins his losing ticket.”

NEW: As Trump continues to brag about overturning Roe v. Wade, his MAGA VP contenders in the Senate blocked legislation codifying Roe’s protections for abortion access. 

NBC News: “Senate Republicans block Democratic bill codifying Roe v. Wade abortion protections”

“Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation led by Democrats to revive the protections of Roe v. Wade in the wake of the Supreme Court eliminating the nationwide right to abortion.”

Republicans who voted against include: J.D. Vance, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Tom Cotton, Bill Hagerty, Katie Britt, Marsha Blackburn, Joni Ernst, and Mike Lee.

Trump: “I was proudly the person responsible for the ending of … Roe v. Wade.”

The majority of Americans support abortion access and the protections granted under Roe

CNN: “A 64% majority of US adults say they disapprove of last year’s Supreme Court ruling that women do not have a constitutional right to an abortion, with half strongly disapproving – an assessment that’s almost entirely unchanged from CNN’s poll last July in the immediate wake of the decision.”

Axios: “Most Americans support abortion access one year after Roe v. Wade: poll”

USA Today: “Americans overwhelmingly oppose the next goal of many anti-abortion activists, to enact a federal law banning abortion nationwide. By 80%-14%, those surveyed opposed that idea, including 65% of Republicans and 83% of independents.”

Just last month, Trump’s VP contenders voted against protecting access to IVF and contraception.

The Hill: “Senate Republicans block legislation to codify IVF access”

“Thursday’s vote comes a week after Republicans blocked a similar bill from Democrats that would have guaranteed the right to contraception.”

Republicans who voted against include: J.D. Vance, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Tom Cotton, Bill Hagerty, Katie Britt, Marsha Blackburn, Joni Ernst, and Mike Lee.

NBC News: “Senate Republicans block bill to protect Americans’ access to contraception”

“The vote on the Right To Contraception Act was 51-39, falling short of the 60 votes needed to defeat a filibuster and move forward in the chambers [as] Republicans said the bill is unnecessary as the use of birth control is already protected under Supreme Court precedent.”

Republicans who voted against include: Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, Mike Lee, and Joni Ernst.

Just like Trump, his potential running mates are anti-choice extremists who want to ban abortion and rip away reproductive freedoms.

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

Associated Press: “On abortion, Vance said that he would vote for the national abortion ban at 15 weeks introduced by Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.”

Newsweek: “J.D. Vance Backs ‘National Standard’ for Abortions”

CBS News: “Last month, Burgum signed into law one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country, an abortion ban that allows limited exceptions up to six weeks’ gestation, and only for medical emergencies at any other point in the pregnancy.”

Business Insider: “Sen. Marco Rubio supported banning almost all abortions in a newly uncovered 2010 questionnaire”

Washington Post: “‘If I were president of the United States, I would literally sign the most conservative pro-life legislation that they can get through Congress,’ Scott added, regarding a federal ban.”

Tim Scott: “We have to have a federal limit on how far we can go, and that is something that we have to discuss.”

Byron Donalds: “As we celebrate this Holy Week and reflect on its true meaning, we recognize the profound dignity of EVERY human life, from the womb to the tomb. Today, @GovRonDeSantis signed the 15 week abortion ban, protecting the unborn in Florida and our most important God-given right—LIFE.”

CNN: “[Kristi Noem] defends state’s abortion ‘trigger’ ban when asked if 10-year-old should be forced to give birth”

WWNY: “Stefanik backs federal ban on most abortions after 15 weeks”

Office of Senator Lindsey Graham: “Graham Reintroduces 20-Week Abortion Ban”

“The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Senators … Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) … Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) … Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) … Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee) … Marco Rubio (R-Florida) … Tim Scott (R-South Carolina).”

Tom Cotton: “Lindsey Graham has proposed something the Senate has voted on in the past which is reasonable restrictions on late-term abortions.” 

AL.com: “U.S. Senate Republican candidate Katie Britt has called herself ‘100% pro-life,’ and said she will fight for anti-abortion measures if she wins the seat.”

Bloomberg: “Carson Doesn’t Support Exceptions for Abortions in Rape, Incest”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “Look, I’m an unapologetic pro-life advocate and would push for anything that strengthens our ability to continue to have strong pro-life legislation here in the state of Arkansas.”

THV11 Reporter: “And would you put in any sort of … exception for rape or incest or anything of that nature?”

Huckabee Sanders: “Like I said, I want to push for the strongest pro-life legislation that we can possibly have in our state.”

Reporter: “So probably not?”

Huckabee Sanders: “No, I would not advocate for those exceptions.”

The Hill: “Ramaswamy: Supreme Court should rule against FDA approval of abortion pill”