GOP Increases Calls for National Abortion Ban and Additional Anti-Abortion Measures
June 27, 2022
Last week, a conservative Supreme Court majority overturned Roe v. Wade – the result of Republicans’ decade-long war on the right to an abortion. But Republicans aren’t stopping there – Republicans are coming right out and saying it – overturning Roe was just the beginning.
Now, Republican leaders want to take it even further calling to ban abortion nationwide and more:
Washington Post: “Just moments after the Supreme Court released its decision on Friday, Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) wrote to Gov. Ron DeSantis, urging the Republican to call a special session that would allow the legislature to pass a six-week abortion ban.”
Washington Post: “Republican governors in Indiana and Nebraska had also signaled their interest in reconvening to pass additional antiabortion legislation if the Supreme Court overturned Roe.”
Washington Post: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, former vice president Mike Pence says abortion should be banned nationwide and is planning behind the scenes to focus on the issue in the coming weeks, according to advisers.”
CNN: “House Republicans eye 15-week abortion ban after Roe ruling”
Rolling Stone: “Ban Abortion Pills, Prosecute Planned Parenthood: This Is The Future Republicans Want”
The overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the decision that resulted from Republicans’ war on abortion, and fear it could lead to the erosion of other fundamental rights.
CBS News: “CBS News poll: Americans react to overturning of Roe v. Wade — most disapprove, call it step backward”
NPR: “Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights”
Axios: “Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of overturning Roe v. Wade”