Trump’s MAGA Veepstakes: VP Contender Marco Rubio Wants to Keep Florida’s Extreme Abortion Ban – And Trump Wants To Ban Abortion Nationwide

While Donald Trump refuses to say how he’ll vote on an amendment to protect abortion access in Florida after he ended Roe v. Wade, his MAGA veepstakes contender Marco Rubio has already said he’ll vote no. In response, DNC Spokesperson Aida Ross released the following statement: 

“First, Donald Trump’s handpicked Supreme Court justices ended Roe v. Wade; now, he’s trying to hide his extreme Project 2025 agenda to outlaw abortion nationwide. Rubio isn’t just voting to keep Florida’s draconian abortion ban that bans abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant – he’s already spent years supporting a nationwide ban, including with no rape or incest exceptions. If given the chance, Rubio will gladly help make Trump’s national abortion ban a reality for all Americans.”

Marco Rubio said he will vote against protecting abortion access in Florida this November, keeping MAGA Republicans’ extreme ban on abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant.

WFTV: “Florida Abortion amendment gets a ‘no’ from Sen. Rubio”

“‘I’m not voting for that amendment,’ said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) in an interview with Eyewitness News…

“Rubio, who in his time in the US Senate has introduced several bills to restrict abortion, is a long-time pro-life advocate, who in 2022, co-sponsored a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide.”

REMINDER: Rubio celebrated Roe being overturned, backed banning abortion nationwide with no exceptions for rape or incest, voted to block protections for IVF and contraception, and called exceptions for the health of the mother a “massive loophole.”

Rubio: “The anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned is a celebration of life and the promise of a bright future ahead.”

Politico: “Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is co-sponsoring a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide…”

Business Insider: “Sen. Marco Rubio supported banning almost all abortions in a newly uncovered 2010 questionnaire”

The Hill: “When questioned by CBS News in August 2022 over whether he would favor a complete ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest and human trafficking, Rubio said he personally favored such a ban.”

Vice: “Marco Rubio Appears to Have Compared Abortion to Vehicular Manslaughter”

“In his comments, captured on video obtained by VICE News, Rubio also said that abortion ban exceptions meant to protect the health of pregnant people are ‘a massive loophole.’”

NBC News: “Senate Republicans block bill to protect Americans’ access to contraception”

Rubio voted against.

The Hill: “Senate Republicans block legislation to codify IVF access”

Rubio voted against.

Trump and his Project 2025 allies’ extreme anti-choice agenda includes banning abortion nationwide, restricting IVF and contraception access, and allowing states to monitor women’s pregnancies. 

Trump: “There of course remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life. And it’s very important.” 

Rolling Stone: “Trump Wants to Ban Abortion Nationwide: Report”

Jon Delano, KDKA: “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.”


Delano: “That suggests that you may want to support some restrictions? Like the morning after pill or something?”

Trump: “We are also – you know, things really do have a lot to do with the states. And some states are going to have different policies than others.”

The Hill: “Trump: It’s up to states to monitor pregnancies, prosecute abortions”

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.’”

Heritage Foundation: “Conservatives have to lead the way in … endingsenseless use of birth control pills.”

Politico: “Anti-abortion advocates worked for five decades to topple Roe v. Wade. They’re now laying the groundwork for a yearslong fight to curb in vitro fertilization.

“Since the Alabama Supreme Court ruled last month that frozen embryos are children, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups have been strategizing how to convince not just GOP officials but evangelicals broadly that they should have serious moral concerns about fertility treatments like IVF and that access to them should be curtailed.”