BREAKING: Mike Pence Wants To Ban Abortion Pills
February 15, 2023
Mike Pence said he supported banning abortion pills, effectively proposing yet another extreme anti-choice policy as he attempts to out-MAGA the rest of the 2024 GOP primary field.
In response, DNC Spokesperson Rhyan Lake released the following statement:
“Mike Pence is making abortion extremism one of the hallmarks of his shadow presidential campaign in his desperation to gain support with the MAGA base. As we’ve said – Republicans are going to trip over themselves to be the most extreme on abortion.”
Pence said abortion pills should be banned – the latest pillar of his anti-choice MAGA agenda.
Jezebel: “Former Vice President and rumored 2024 presidential contender Mike Pence said ‘we need to’ ban abortion pills in audio obtained by Jezebel. The comments came during a book signing event on Monday in Houston, Texas.”
The new proposal comes after Pence’s political group called on Congress to pass an extreme abortion ban bill that would threaten doctors with jail time and legislation that could open the door to ban Plan B and some forms of birth control.
Advancing American Freedom Agenda: “We are calling on the 118th Congress to reintroduce these important measures and send them to the President’s desk to be enacted.”
TIME: “Fetal personhood laws could also impact contraception access, given that some members of the anti-abortion movement argue that IUDs and the emergency contraception Plan B can prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg and violate personhood, explains Mary Ziegler, an abortion law historian.”
WESA: “Kelly’s ‘Heartbeat Protection Act’ would essentially ban abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy — a time by which a pregnancy may not even have been detected… the bill provides no exception for pregnancies arising from rape or incest.”
Pence isn’t alone though. The potential GOP field is making extreme anti-abortion extremism and abortion bans a priority in their agendas as they race to out-MAGA each other.
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, and permit-less carry, legislation into law for Florida.”
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. He said he wants to revisit the issue that both Democrats and Republicans agree on the state.”
AP: “[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.”