Trump is Responsible for Anti-Abortion Extremists in Louisiana Moving to Criminalize Possession of Medication Abortion

In response to anti-abortion extremists in Louisiana voting to criminalize possession of medication abortion, DNC Deputy National Press Secretary Nina Raneses released the following statement:

“Anti-abortion extremists in Louisiana are moving to criminalize the possession of medication abortion, a safe and effective part of women’s reproductive health care, and we know who is responsible: Donald Trump. Trump brags about ‘killing’ Roe v. Wade, and in the aftermath, MAGA Republicans have introduced legislation across the country to rip away women’s access to essential care — threatening their health and safety, and in some cases, even their lives. Trump wants the credit for this dystopian nightmare — so we’ll give it to him. He and his MAGA allies aren’t stopping with banning abortion; they’re coming for medication abortion and contraception, and treating women who seek care like criminals and creating registries to track their medical histories. Louisiana is just the staging ground for Trump’s war against our freedom — MAGA extremists will keep tearing away at our rights across the country. There’s only one ticket fighting for every woman in America to have access to the reproductive health care they deserve, and that’s President Biden and Vice President Harris. The fate of reproductive freedom is on the ballot this November, and the American people will once again reject Trump and MAGA extremists’ anti-freedom agenda.”

Here’s a look at how S.B. 276 rips away Lousianans’ freedoms:

  • This legislation criminalizes possession of two medications used for miscarriages, to induce labor, and for various other medical purposes to protect women’s health.
  • This legislation will also allow the state to create a registry of every patient who is prescribed one of these medications.
  • S.B. 276 could make it harder for patients to receive the care they need and put women in danger. 

ICYMI: Anti-abortion extremists are moving to criminalize possession of mifepristone and misoprostol, safe and effective medication abortion.

Breaking news: Louisiana Republicans just sent a bill to the governor’s desk that classifies abortion pills as “dangerous controlled substances,” made possible by Trump ending Roe v. Wade. The Republican governor is expected to sign it into law.

Washington Post: “Louisiana would become the first state in the country to include mifepristone and misoprostol in the same category as opioids, depressants and other drugs that can be highly addictive.

“The bill includes the threat of incarceration and fines for an individual possessing the pills without a valid prescription or outside of professional practice.”

Trump has never stopped bragging about overturning Roe v. Wade

Trump: “For 54 years they were trying to get Roe v. Wade terminated, and I did it, and I’m proud to have done it. … Nobody else was going to get that done but me, and we did it, and we did something that was a miracle.”

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!!!”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Claims Credit for All Abortion Bans”

Business Insider: “Trump boasts he’s ‘proud’ about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade, the issue that has become ballot-box poison for Republicans”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Have ‘Terminated’ Abortion Rights”

Trump campaign radio ad: “And Trump nominated conservative judges, leading to Roe v. Wade being overturned.”

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: “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: “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.”

Meanwhile, President Biden and Vice President Harris are defending reproductive freedom at every turn. 

ABC News: “The Biden administration announced new steps Monday to expand access to contraception, abortion medication and emergency abortion care at hospitals on what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade.”

NBC News: “Biden administration announces new abortion initiatives on Roe anniversary”

Washington Post: “Biden administration moves to shield patients’ abortion records from GOP threats”

Trump and anti-abortion extremists won’t stop with banning abortion — they are coming for every aspect of women’s reproductive health care. 

Rolling Stone: “Inside the MAGA Plan to Attack Birth Control, Surveil Women and Ban the Abortion Pill”

“The attacks on mifepristone and resurrection of Comstock stand out as particularly harmful proposals, but they are only two of the dozens of ways the Republicans behind Project 2025 envision restricting access to abortion and contraception if they win the White House next year. Elsewhere in the document, there are proposals to eliminate the morning-after pill from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate under the rationale that it is a ‘potential abortifacient.’”

Interviewer: “Do you support any restrictions on a person’s right to contraception?

Trump: “We’re looking at that, and I’m going to have a policy on that very shortly and I think it’s something that you’ll find interesting.”

Interviewer: “That suggests that you may want to support some restrictions? Like the morning after pill?

Trump: You know, things really do have a lot to do with the states. And some states are going to have different policies than others. 

While Republicans plot to restrict access to contraception and reproductive care, Democrats are spearheading efforts to restore and protect reproductive rights nationwide. 

New York Times: “Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, plans next month to fast-track a Senate vote on a bill to protect access to contraception nationwide, the start of an election-year push to highlight Republicans’ record of opposing reproductive rights that voters view as at risk of being stripped away.”

The 19th: “Democrats in Congress run full-court press on reproductive rights ahead of Dobbs anniversary” 

NBC: “State Democrats are leading on abortion policy. D.C. Democrats don’t want to get left behind.”

ABC News: “The Senate filibuster is a hurdle to any national abortion bill. Democrats are campaigning on it”

Axios: “Scoop: Senate Democrats plot reproductive-rights blitz”