DNC Statement on Iowa Republicans Passing An Extreme Abortion Ban  

In response to Iowa Republicans passing an extreme bill that bans abortion before many women know they’re pregnant, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement: 

“MAGA Republicans just passed a bill that would force Iowan women to give birth. With this legislation, Iowa Republicans voted to ban abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant – and that’s only possible because of Donald Trump and the conservative justices he appointed to the Supreme Court who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Republican abortion extremists are running for the highest office in the United States, and we know they won’t stop until they rip away reproductive freedom from every woman in this country.”

Take it from the candidates themselves: MAGA Republicans’ relentless crusade against abortion won’t end until they ban abortion nationwide.  

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.”