Trump’s Bans: Idaho Republicans Threaten Doctors With Jail Time By Passing a Near-Total Abortion Ban Thanks to Trump
January 31, 2024
Donald Trump said it himself: Without him, none of the extreme abortion bans being pushed by MAGA Republicans across the country would be possible. With Trump now closing in on the Republican nomination, we’re reminding voters of the severe consequences of his anti-choice extremism and what is at stake for women across America in this election, state by state.
As MAGA Republicans in Idaho and across the country try to rip away women’s freedoms and throw doctors in jail as a result of Donald Trump’s actions to overturn Roe v. Wade, DNC National Press Secretary Sarafina Chitika released the following statement:
“Idaho’s extreme abortion ban shows just how dangerous Donald Trump’s anti-freedom agenda truly is – doctors threatened with jail time and women left without options at any stage of pregnancy even if their health is at risk. Trump is still demanding credit for overturning Roe v. Wade and letting MAGA lawmakers push dangerous and extreme bans like this one – and voters will remember his efforts to restrict reproductive freedom for women across America at the ballot box this November.”
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Idaho Republicans’ near-total abortion ban that threatens doctors with jail time went into effect.
Associated Press: “The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies”
NBC News: “The state abortion law was enacted in 2020, with a provision stating it would go into effect if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that found women had a right to end a pregnancy. The law … therefore went into effect when the Supreme Court in 2022 rolled back the ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion.
“It declares that anyone who performs an abortion is subject to criminal penalties, including up to five years in prison. Health care professionals found to have violated the law can lose their professional licenses.”
REMINDER: Donald Trump is demanding credit for the extreme abortion bans that MAGA Republicans have passed around the country and said he is “proud” of his efforts to overturn 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.”
Trump supports a national abortion ban and has a yearslong extreme anti-abortion record.
Trump: “There of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life. And it’s very important.”
Trump on if he would sign a six-week national abortion ban: “I’m looking at all [options].”
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: “There has to be some form of punishment [for women who have abortions].”
The Hill: “The Trump administration formally backed a House bill Monday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. … It would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison or both.”
Nikki Haley said she would sign any nationwide abortion ban that landed on her desk and has pledged her support for extreme abortion bans before many women know they’re pregnant.
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.”
Fox News: “Nikki Haley, 2024 Republican candidate, vows to sign federal abortion ban if elected president”
Haley: “So what can we do? Is there room for a federal law? I think there is room for a federal law.”
Haley: “Yes of course I would sign [a federal ban].”
Haley: “The debate that we’re having in this country is … can there be a federal law that deals with abortion … I do think there’s a place for federal law.”
New York Times: “Nikki Haley Says She Would Have Signed Six-Week Abortion Ban as Governor”
Bob Vander Plaats: “If you were governor of South Carolina and that came to your desk, would you sign the heartbeat bill?”
Haley: “If the people decided they wanted a six-week abortion bill, would you go along with it? Of course.”