Washington DC – Today marks the 51st anniversary of Roe v Wade – the landmark Supreme Court decision that guaranteed women access to abortion. A decision that was overturned nearly 50 years later to the joy of extreme MAGA politicians.
In the years since, Americans have shown at the ballot box that they will not stand for political attempts to deny women their freedoms. But apparently, 2024 Republican Senate candidates didn’t get the memo. Instead, they support radical and unpopular views of abortion that are dangerous for access to reproductive health care and out of touch with voters across the country.
See what they are saying:
Kari Lake, who called abortion an “execution” and backed a pre-statehood law in Arizona to ban abortion without exceptions for rape or incest, labelled a TikTok of a teenager’s support of abortions “brainwashed” and “demonic”: “I’m mean just brainwashing of an entire generation into thinking it was a right to take a life, it’s just incredibly sad…It is demonic and incredibly sad.”
Rick Scott, on Florida’s archaic and cruel six-week abortion ban: “I am 100% pro-life and if I was still governor, I would sign this bill.”
Mike Rogers co-sponsored a bill to criminalize abortion nationwide and voted for a bill to ban abortions without exceptions for rape and incest, said on his support of a permanent ban on federal funding of abortions: “He would also back moves such as a full ban on federal funding for abortion. [Including a bill that removes] the ability to pay for abortions through insurance subsidized through the Affordable Care Act.”
Sandy Pensler, on defunding Planned Parenthood and Roe: “I am pro life. My wife and I think abortion is wrong. I will act to defund Planned Parenthood. Roe vs. Wade was wrongly decided.”
Peter Meijer, on a national abortion ban: “Meijer said he does see a need for federal legislation to ban or restrict abortion”
Tim Sheehy, on his views about abortion: “It’s really frustrating how, you know, we have one party in this country that seems to be bent on murdering our unborn children and taking that, taking that tack, you know, in a very militant way.”
Sam Brown, on abortion not being about personal freedom: “Abortion is not an issue of choice. It is an issue of life and I am proudly pro-life.”
Bernie Moreno, on supporting a national abortion ban: “There is a role of the federal government and what I would vote for is the bill that currently exists in the United States Senate, which is the most restrictive bill.”
Matt Dolan, on his anti-choice work as a state senator: “Dolan voted for and co-sponsored 12 Pro-Life bills, including prohibiting organizations who perform abortions from receiving state funds, banning telemedicine abortions and requiring fetal remains to be treated humanely.”
Frank LaRose, on a national abortion ban: “You know, I think that the Supreme Court decision pushing this down to the states is a reasonable approach for now. But as I told you, I’m pro-life and if a pro-life measure comes before the Senate, then I would vote as a pro-life American.”
Dave McCormick, on not supporting abortions in cases of rape or incest: “I believe in very rare instances there should be exceptions for life of the mother.”
Ted Cruz, on ending abortion: “I stand with you all and remain firmly committed to efforts that will minimize and, hopefully one day, put an end to the scourge of abortion upon our society. With your efforts we can bring a light of hope and restore a culture of life in America.”
Eric Hovde, on abortion: “I am pro-life and I oppose legalized abortion.”