Trump’s MAGA Veepstakes: VP Contenders Back Trump’s Dangerous Attacks to Rip Away Reproductive Freedom

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in a case on emergency abortion care access, DNC Spokesperson Aida Ross released the following statement: 

“The future of our freedoms is on the ballot this November because Donald Trump and his VP contenders are united in an extreme and unpopular anti-choice agenda to attack reproductive health care. While Trump brags about overturning Roe v. Wade and celebrates cruel bans that are denying women critical care, his VP contenders are tripping over themselves to prove they are willing to take his anti-choice agenda even further. As Trump and his MAGA allies continue their cruel efforts to rip away women’s freedoms, voters are being given every reason to reject their extreme agenda at the ballot box in November.”

Donald Trump’s potential running mates want to ban abortion, with several opposing exceptions for rape or incest. 

CBS News: “Burgum signed into law one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country, an abortion ban that allows limited exceptions up to six weeks’ gestation, and only for medical emergencies at any other point in the pregnancy.”

Associated Press: “On abortion, Vance said that he would vote for the national abortion ban at 15 weeks introduced by Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.”

Newsweek: “J.D. Vance Backs ‘National Standard’ for Abortions”

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

Tim Scott: “We have to have a federal limit on how far we can go, and that is something that we have to discuss.”

Washington Post: “‘If I were president of the United States, I would literally sign the most conservative pro-life legislation that they can get through Congress,’ Scott added, regarding a federal ban.”

Byron Donalds: “As we celebrate this Holy Week and reflect on its true meaning, we recognize the profound dignity of EVERY human life, from the womb to the tomb. Today, @GovRonDeSantis signed the 15 week abortion ban, protecting the unborn in Florida and our most important God-given right—LIFE.”

CNN: “[Kristi Noem] defends state’s abortion ‘trigger’ ban when asked if 10-year-old should be forced to give birth”

WWNY: “Stefanik backs federal ban on most abortions after 15 weeks”

Office of Senator Lindsey Graham: “Graham Reintroduces 20-Week Abortion Ban”

“The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Senators… Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee)… Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas)… Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)… Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee)… Marco Rubio (R-Florida)… Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)…”

Tom Cotton: “Lindsey Graham has proposed something the Senate has voted on in the past which is reasonable restrictions on late-term abortions…” “U.S. Senate Republican candidate Katie Britt has called herself ‘100% pro-life,’ and said she will fight for anti-abortion measures if she wins the seat.”

Bloomberg: “Carson Doesn’t Support Exceptions for Abortions in Rape, Incest”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “Look, I’m an unapologetic pro-life advocate and would push for anything that strengthens our ability to continue to have strong pro-life legislation here in the state of Arkansas… ”

THV11 Reporter: “And would you put in any sort of… exception for rape or incest or anything of that nature?”

Huckabee Sanders: “Like I said, I want to push for the strongest pro-life legislation that we can possibly have in our state…”

Reporter: “So probably not?”

Huckabee Sanders: “No, I would not advocate for those exceptions.”

Trump’s VP contenders also have long records of pushing to restrict or even ban medication abortion across the country.  

Tennessee Lookout: “A total of 145 members of Congress from 36 states, who opposed access to mifepristone remaining as it is today, submitted their own 39-page brief in the case, calling on the Supreme Court to limit access.”

Signers include: Katie Britt, Marsha Blackburn, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Elise Stefanik, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Michael Waltz.

Cindy Hyde-Smith: “U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) today reintroduced their Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act to strengthen federal controls over the regulation and distribution of chemical abortion drugs.

“The 31 original cosponsors of the Senate measure include: … Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), … Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) … Mike Lee (R-Utah), … Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) … Tim Scott (R-S.C.) … Michael Waltz (R-Fla.).”

Tim Scott: “U.S. Senator Tim Scott introduced legislation to protect the sanctity of human life by prohibiting chemical abortions from being performed without the supervision of a healthcare provider.”

NPR: “As medication abortion becomes dominant, red states restrict pills”

“In South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem recently signed legislation designed to restrict access to the drugs.”

The Hill: “Ramaswamy: Supreme Court should rule against FDA approval of abortion pill”

Elise Stefanik Letters Co-Signed, SBA Pro-Life America: “This pro-life amicus brief asks the Supreme Court of the United States to deny a stay on a 5th Circuit ruling that would have returned chemical abortion drugs to the 2016 safety protocols, ending reckless and illegal mail-order abortion.”

Thanks to Trump “proudly” overturning Roe v. Wade, women are living under draconian abortion bans across the country and are being turned away from emergency rooms and denied critical care — and he thinks these bans are working “very brilliantly.”

Trump: “I was proudly the person responsible for the ending of … Roe v. Wade.”

Trump: “We terminated Roe v. Wade. … It’s really working out well for people. And they’re very, very happy.”

Trump: “We broke Roe v. Wade and we did something that nobody thought was possible. We gave it back to the states, and the states are working very brilliantly… But they’re working, and it’s working the way it’s supposed to.”

People: “Pregnant Women Are Being Denied Emergency Room Care Since Fall of Roe v. Wade — with Dire Consequences”

Associated Press: “Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom”

ABC News: “Delayed and denied: Women pushed to death’s door for abortion care in post-Roe America”

The Guardian: “‘They forced me to carry my baby to the end’: women of color on being denied abortion post-Roe” 

Washington Post: “An ectopic pregnancy put her life at risk. A Texas hospital refused to treat her.”

ABC News: “North Dakota court keeps strict abortion ban in place even in cases of medical emergencies”

Washington Post: “1 in 3 American women have already lost abortion access. More restrictive laws are coming.”