Do 2024 Republicans Support Pence’s National Abortion Ban?

As 2024 Republicans stake out new ground to out-MAGA each other, Mike Pence found his latest salvo last night – Pence offered his full support for an even more extreme national abortion ban that would apply before many even know they’re pregnant. This comes after he threw his weight behind a national abortion ban bill that would threaten to throw doctors in jail.

Pence offered his full endorsement of an extreme national abortion ban at six weeks. 

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

Mike 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.”

Let’s not forget that Mike Pence was one of the first to call for banning abortion nationwide after the Dobbs decision and has constantly bragged about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Washington Post: “After saying that ‘life won’ on Friday, Pence, who is considered a potential GOP contender in the 2024 presidential election, went one step further by arguing the court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health should lead to a national ban on abortion.”

Politico: “Pence has repeatedly touted and taken credit for the anti-abortion policies of the Trump administration, openly courting the support of anti-abortion groups as he considers a 2024 run.”

Pence has also voiced his support for banning abortion medication, and legislation that could pave the way to ban Plan B and some forms of birth control. 

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.”

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.”

But Pence is far from the only 2024 Republican pushing an extreme anti-abortion agenda. MAGA Republican presidential hopefuls are hellbent on ripping away a woman’s right to choose. 

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.”

The Independent: “A handful of GOP lawmakers were guests of honour at an event hosted by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, an anti-abortion nonprofit organisation named after the famous (and staunchly reglious) women’s rights activist. Among those who attended were both of South Carolina’s US senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham.”

Newsweek: “Haley described herself as ‘very pro-life; and has spent most of her political career fighting for anti-abortion legislation, including signing a law as South Carolina governor in 2016 banning the procedure in most circumstances after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk.”

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.”

Mike Pompeo: “While we would like to see abortion illegal nationwide, that likely won’t happen in the near term.  Instead, we should take a two-pronged approach:  1) restrict abortion as much as possible in each state, and 2) work to create a society that makes abortion obsolete.”