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So Much for "Leave It to the States": Republicans Test the Waters With a Federal Abortion Ban Bill

Sep 14, 2022 View Original Article
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    -12% Somewhat Liberal

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    10% Center

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    -61% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

64% : The idea that a fetus feels "pain" at 15 weeks comes straight from anti-abortion propaganda, not science.
46% : The leader of SBA List, a prominent anti-choice organization, made the political impetus behind reasoning explicit on Twitter, writing, "By a 20-point margin, voters in key battleground states prefer a Republican who supports protections at 15 weeks to a Democrat who supports abortion on demand until birth."
43% : Republicans, as state legislatures are showing, by and large prefer absolute bans on abortion.
41% : He wrote, "the Court's decision today does not outlaw abortion throughout the United States."
40% : Republicans repeatedly make the risible and flat-out false accusation that the pre-Dobbs legal structure allowed abortion "up until the time of delivery."
36% : But Kavanaugh also underestimated how determined the Christian right, through the Republican party, is to make sure that no one -- outside of the very wealthy who can travel out of country -- has access to abortion.
35% : While he briefly mentions that Congress can always pass a national ban, he largely skates by that possibility to focus on how Dobbs technically "does not prevent the numerous States that readily allow abortion from continuing to readily allow abortion."
35% : Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined that process on Tuesday, unveiling what will no doubt be the first in a series of Republican bills meant to restrict abortion on a national scale.
33% : As the New York Times reported Saturday, patients in Texas wait "an average of nine days for their conditions to be considered life threatening enough to justify abortion," leading to "hemorrhaging and sepsis" and even the total removal of the uterus.

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