NEW: Trump Doubles Down on Anti-Abortion Extremism With MAGA Minions in Tow
November 14, 2023
In response to Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans doubling down on their anti-abortion extremism, DNC spokesperson Sarafina Chitika released the following statement:
“As he brags about and campaigns on his anti-abortion record, Donald Trump is right about exactly one thing: He is responsible for the overturning of Roe v. Wade – and he remains committed to ripping away reproductive freedom from women across the country. After last week’s losses across the country for anti-abortion Republicans, Trump’s MAGA minions are doubling down on their highly unpopular MAGA agenda that threatens Americans’ most basic freedoms. Extremist Republicans in Congress led by Mike Johnson are standing by to aid and abet Trump in enacting an all-out ban on abortion, but voters have been clear: They don’t support this losing agenda.”
A new ad in Iowa shows that Trump is LITERALLY CAMPAIGNING on his unique role in overturning Roe v. Wade – paving the way for extreme abortion bans across the country.
Trump campaign radio ad: “And Trump nominated conservative judges, leading to Roe v. Wade being overturned.”
Trump also ran ads in Iowa last month bragging about his extreme anti-abortion record and his role in overturning Roe.
FWIW: “This week, we found more evidence that the Trump campaign has no interest in ‘moderating’ on the issue of abortion. On Monday, his team began running new Facebook video ads targeting voters in Iowa, referring to Trump as ‘THE MOST Pro-Life President in history.’”
Trump is doubling down a week after voters once again rejected anti-abortion extremism – a stark warning sign for Republicans heading into 2024.
Washington Post: “Abortion rights advocates win major victories in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia”
The Messenger: “Abortion Cost Republicans Big at the Ballot Box — Again”
NPR: “Abortion rights win big in 2023 elections, again”
Axios: “Abortion rights win big in 2023 off-year elections”
Wall Street Journal: “Abortion-Rights Supporters Rack Up Victories, Putting GOP in Bind for 2024”
New York Times: “Abortion Rights Fuel Big Democratic Wins, and Hopes for 2024”
NBC News: “Election results point to major GOP liability on abortion heading into 2024”
MAGA Republicans on Capitol Hill continue to rally around an extreme national abortion ban even as election after election has proven how deeply unpopular and out-of-touch their anti-choice extremism is.
MSNBC: “Despite election results, Republicans eye national abortion ban”
“Republican Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio told reporters, ‘We can’t give in to the idea that the federal Congress has no role in this matter because if it doesn’t, then the pro-life movement is basically not going to exist, I think, for the next couple of years.’
“Around the same time, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina confirmed to NBC News that he plans to ‘eventually’ reintroduce the 15-week federal abortion ban he first unveiled in September 2022. Vance said he agrees with Graham’s proposal.”
Aaron Rupar: “Rep. Bob Good argues at the Heritage Foundation that the reason Republicans lost last week in Virginia is that their proposed abortion restriction *didn’t go far enough*”
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel doubled down on anti-abortion extremism despite another crushing defeat for her party on the issue.
Rolling Stone: “EVEN AFTER SUFFERING multiple state-wide losses on the issue, the Republican Party is not backing down on abortion, party chair Ronna McDaniel said.
“‘I’m proud to be a pro-life party, but we can win on this message,’ McDaniel said on Sunday’s Meet the Press.”
Trump said earlier this year he supports a national abortion ban, and he has repeatedly bragged about the unique role he had in overturning Roe v. Wade – opening the door for MAGA Republicans to pass extreme abortion bans into law across the country.
Trump: “There of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life. And it’s very important.”
Trump: “After 50 years of failure, with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade, much to the ‘shock’ of everyone … Without me there would be no 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, or whatever is finally agreed to. Without me the pro Life movement would have just kept losing. Thank you President TRUMP!!!”
Trump: “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v. Wade, and everybody said that was an impossible thing to do. I put on three Supreme Court justices. Very few people have had that privilege or honor.”
Trump: “We’ll pick something that’s going to be very, very good for pro-life … I’m going to be in there pushing.”
Trump on if he would sign a six-week national abortion ban: “I’m looking at all [options].”
Trump: “Getting rid of Roe v. Wade was an incredible thing for pro-life because it gave pro-life something to negotiate with. Pro-life had absolutely nothing, being stuck in Roe v. Wade, to negotiate with. … And look, everybody that was president wanted to get rid and tried to get rid of Roe v. Wade … For fifty years, this has been going on. I was able to do it, and I was very honored to do it.”
It’s not just Trump: The rest of the 2024 Republican primary field is made up of anti-abortion extremists who want to rip away freedoms from women across the country.
New York Times: “DeSantis Says He Would Sign a 15-Week Abortion Ban as President”
DeSantis: “As president, I’m going to welcome pro-life policies across the board at both [state and federal] levels.”
Kirsten Welker: “Would you support a 15-week federal limit?”
Haley: “I would support anything that would pass.”
Haley: “Whatever we can get 60 Senate votes on, isn’t that better than what we have now? And if it’s– if it’s six weeks, that’s great. If it’s 15 weeks, that’s great.”
Ramaswamy: “I remain open-minded to any constitutional scholar convincing me of the legal basis for the federal government, which I believe has no authority to codify Roe v. Wade into law, to codify a federal abortion ban into law either. I remain open-minded.”
Washington Examiner: “Christie previously supported a 20-week abortion ban with exceptions for rape, incest, or to save a mother’s life before his first presidential run in 2016. … When Cooper pressed Christie about whether he would sign a federal abortion ban that did have consensus, Christie danced around the topic. ‘I don’t think we should be worried about that now,’ Christie responded.”
Associated Press: “North Dakota on Monday adopted one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country as Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation banning the procedure throughout pregnancy, with slim exceptions up to six weeks’ gestation.”
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.”