Tim Scott Dodges on Support for a National Abortion Ban – FOUR TIMES TODAY
April 12, 2023
After ducking the question for months, Tim Scott is once again dodging questions about his support for a national abortion ban. Despite Scott’s repeated dodges, there’s enough in his record of supporting national abortion bans in Congress to know he’s a champion of the MAGA anti-choice agenda.
Just hours after he rolled out his 2024 announcement video saying he would “protect the right to life,” Tim Scott refused to say where he stands on a national abortion ban. Despite a national abortion ban being the definitive litmus test for the 2024 GOP primary and being pressed about his stance FOUR TIMES on his first day in the race for the MAGA base, Scott still refuses to answer.
Tom Barton, The Gazette: “.@votetimscott mentioned in his announcement video he would ‘protect the right to life,’ but would not say whether he supports a national ban. Instead, Scott said he supports ‘a robust debate’ about abortion, centered on support by ‘far-left’ of late-term abortions.”
Caitlin Huey-Burns: “I want to ask you about your stance on whether the federal government should be involved in regulating abortion. Your colleague from South Carolina Lindsey Graham has a bill to limit abortions at 15 weeks, federal restriction. Do you support that measure?”
Tim Scott: “So I would say this. I am certainly 100% pro life without a question. I’ve been very, very clear about that. Very consistent about that. I do think we spend not enough time understanding how far the far left has gone on the issue of abortion. Senate Democrats have voted for late term abortions well into the third trimester, some even suggesting that we should have abortion up until the day of birth. The fact that we are one of a handful of countries that allows for late term abortions is a challenging predicament for us to be in.”
Caitlin Huey-Burns: “But in order to solve that, do you think the federal government should be involved with something like what Lindsey Graham is proposing?”
Tim Scott: “There’s no question that we’re gonna have lots of folks talk about legislation from a federal perspective, but from what I’ve heard so far, and what I’ve seen in the Senate aren’t proposals but votes from the left trying to figure out how to continue their campaign towards late term abortions, even allowing abortions based on the gender of the child or the race of the child or the disabilities of the child.”
Caitlin Huey-Burns: “But as president, if you were president, would you advocate for federal limits?”
Tim Scott: “So once again, I am 100% pro life and I do believe –”
Caitlin Huey-Burns: “So, yes.”
Tim Scott: “No, that’s not what I said.”
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America – an extreme anti-abortion group Scott has cozied up with before – immediately jumped on the opportunity to share their excitement about Scott’s anti-choice agenda.
SBA Pro-Life America: “We welcome Tim Scott outlining his pro-life vision and policy platform in the new Dobbs era as the primary election unfolds.”
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 religious) women’s rights activist. Among those who attended were both of South Carolina’s US senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham.”
This isn’t the first time Scott dodged questions on a national ban. Just a few months ago, Tim Scott REFUSED to answer multiple questions from reporters on where he stands on the federal abortion ban proposed by his fellow South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.
WSAV: “But many people wanted to hear his stance on fellow Senator Lindsey Graham’s nationwide abortion ban bill. A stance that he was seemingly not willing to take after not one but two questions from reporters. ‘I understood his question as well as yours,’ said Scott. ‘I just simply say I am going to talk about what the voters are talking about.’”