DNC Statement on Iowa Republicans’ Latest Show of Abortion Extremism 

In response to Gov. Kim Reynolds calling a special legislative session in order to pass extreme abortion restrictions, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement: 

“This is the world Donald Trump and other members of the MAGA Republican field have been pushing for: ripping away reproductive freedoms from as many women as possible across the country. As Iowa Republicans fire their latest salvo against a woman’s freedom to make her own health care decisions, let’s not forget that the whole 2024 Republican field will keep fighting for these extreme abortion bans – all made possible by Donald Trump and the conservative justices he appointed.”

MAGA Republicans are HELLBENT on banning abortion across the country – and Republicans running for president are leading the charge. 

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.”