DNC Statement on Idaho, Tennessee and Texas Abortion Bans Going Into Effect
August 25, 2022
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement as abortion bans in Idaho, Tennessee and Texas go into effect and North Dakota’s ban is currently set to go into effect tomorrow:
“More women today are living with fewer freedoms thanks to Republicans’ relentless war to ban abortion in their states. Every day is a reminder how extreme Republicans are — banning abortion and threatening doctors with prison. Even access to some forms of birth control could be at risk. Make no mistake: No matter what state you live in, reproductive health care is on the ballot this November, and GOP candidates will be held accountable for their extreme anti-choice agenda.”
Abortion bans in Idaho, Tennessee and Texas go into effect today. North Dakota is scheduled to enact their abortion ban tomorrow.
- In Idaho, extreme MAGA Republicans’ trigger law will ban nearly all abortions.
- In Tennessee, an already strict abortion law has become even more draconian with a near-total ban — with no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest.
- In Texas, which does not allow abortions for survivors of rape and incest, physicians who defend reproductive rights and perform abortions for these women will now risk facing large fines and up to life in prison.