Because of Trump, Women in Arizona and Across the Country Still Aren’t Safe

In response to the Arizona House passing a repeal of Donald Trump’s extreme 1864 abortion ban, leaving Arizona women still living under an extreme abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, DNC spokesperson Cameron Niven released the following statement:

“Because of Donald Trump, Arizona women will still live under an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest. Because of Donald Trump, women aren’t safe in Arizona. Trump has thrown Arizona women’s lives into uncertainty and chaos after he ‘proudly’ overturned Roe. If he returns to the White House, he and his allies have a plan to ban abortion in every state, with or without Congress. The only way to ensure that the fundamental rights of Arizona women and all women are protected is by reelecting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris this November.”

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’s bans are about punishing women — period. He said himself that women should be punished for getting abortion care.

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

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.”