Hey, Mike Johnson: Here’s Where You Stand on Abortion

In response to Mike Johnson attempting to dodge his record of co-sponsoring a national abortion ban, DNC spokesperson Aida Ross released the following statement: 

“Mike Johnson has spent his entire career waging a war on women’s basic reproductive freedoms — his sad attempt at dodging a simple question isn’t fooling anyone. The reality is Johnson co-sponsored legislation to ban abortion nationwide and threaten IVF access, applauded Trump as he overturned Roe v. Wade, and has gone on way too many bizarre rants against reproductive health care access. Johnson can pretend he forgot his extreme and unpopular anti-choice record, but the American people will remember this November.”

Mike Johnson: We know you conveniently “forgot” you co-sponsored a national abortion ban when asked on live TV…

Jake Tapper: “If Donald Trump does win and if the Republicans keep the majority, will you bring the national abortion ban up for a vote?”

Mike Johnson: “I don’t even know what you’re talking about.”

Jake Tapper: “You said you didn’t know what I meant by a national abortion ban — I meant the [Life at Conception Act], which you were a co-sponsor of.”

… so here’s a list of your positions, for future reference:

  1. You and 125 of Donald Trump’s other MAGA minions have co-sponsored the “Life at Conception Act,” which would ban abortion and threaten IVF access.
  2. You’re a huge fan of Trump, who was able to “proudly” “kill” Roe v. Wade, and rejoiced when he “terminated” reproductive freedoms.
  3. You’ve voted for national abortion bans, including one that would imprison doctors, earning you an A+ rating from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.
  4. You’ve discredited the fact that abortion bans harm women, saying you “can’t believe” the reality that women are facing life-threatening situations “would be true.” 
  5. You support Louisiana’s extreme abortion ban that does not provide exceptions for rape or incest.
  6. You went on an unhinged — and frankly, bizarre — rant against access to medication abortion and telemedicine, which women rely on for reproductive care.
  7. You blamed school shootings on abortion.

Hope that helps!