DNC Statement on Governor Kim Reynolds Signing An Extreme Abortion Ban Into Law

In response to Governor Kim Reynolds signing an extreme bill that bans abortion before many women know they’re pregnant, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement: 

“Governor Kim Reynolds just signed a cruel abortion ban into law among a crowd of extremists who cheered as Iowan women’s abortion rights were stripped away. Iowa’s abortion ban is only the latest show of abortion extremism from MAGA Republicans, all made possible by Donald Trump and the conservative justices he appointed who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. MAGA Republicans won’t stop their crusade against abortion until they rip away the freedom of every woman in every state to make their own health care decisions.”

More Republican presidential hopefuls are falling in line to endorse an extreme national abortion ban – the definitive litmus test of the messy 2024 GOP primary. 

USA Today: “‘A vital role:’ Donald Trump endorses the idea of national abortion restrictions” 

DeSantis: “Dobbs returned the issue to the elected representatives of the people. And so I think that there’s, there’s role for both the federal and the states.”

Wolf Blitzer: “Would you support a six-week ban nationwide?”

Pence: “Well, of course. Look — I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it. I believe that we’ve got to do everything in our power to restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. And I’d support federal legislation in that regard if I was in the Congress or had any other job here in town.”

Newsmax: “Your colleague in the Senate – also your colleague from South Carolina – Lindsey Graham is pushing for a 15-week federal abortion ban, something that’s going to be an issue come the next election. Would a President Scott sign that bill into law?”

Scott: “Every day, I would sign that bill into law. I would sign the most conservative pro-life legislation you can bring to my desk.”

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press: “Yes of course I would sign’ federal ban, Haley says.”

USA Today: “Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would sign into law a 15-week national abortion ban if he were president, a departure from his previous stance when he said the issue should be left up to individual states.”

Wall Street Journal: “[Suarez] said he would support a national ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of mother.”

Hurd: “If a 15-week abortion ban came to my desk, I would sign it.”

Collins: “What about a federal ban? Are you for that?”
Youngkin: “I think that where common sense brings us together is around a 15-week bill that protects life.”