Glenn Youngkin Announces Support for Extreme National Abortion Ban
July 12, 2023
As he continues to push to ban abortion in his own commonwealth, Glenn Youngkin just became the latest MAGA Republican to back a national abortion ban and advocate ripping away women’s right to make their own health care decisions across the country.
Youngkin is falling in line with the slate of candidates eager to pass the definitive litmus test of the Republican primary: supporting a national abortion ban.
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.”
Youngkin backing a federal abortion ban comes as no surprise — he’s spent his entire term so far trying to rip away Virginia women’s right to choose. He even said he’d do so “happily and gleefully.”
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.”
Washington Post: “‘Any bill that comes to my desk I will sign happily and gleefully in order to protect life,’ [Youngkin] said.”
But that’s not all: Youngkin’s proposed abortion ban would threaten doctors with up to 10 years of jail time and potentially impose a $100,000 fine — all for providing care.
WRIC: “Under the legislation filed by Byron and Newman, physicians who perform or attempt to perform abortions after that threshold would face a Class 4 felony that carries a sentence of up to 10 years and a possible $100,000 fine.”
Despite its overwhelming unpopularity, 2024 Republicans are tripping over themselves to endorse a national abortion ban.
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.”