Democrat Senator SLAMS Graham Proposal
(NewsReady.com) – On September 13, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act to Congress. The legislation would implement a 15-week nationwide abortion ban if passed. Democrats, including Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), were furious about the legislation.
The day after Graham made his proposal, Hirono spoke out against the legislation on the Senate floor. The Judiciary Committee member claimed that when the “extreme far-right Supreme Court” (SCOTUS) reversed Roe v. Wade in June, her GOP colleagues celebrated. She pointed out they claimed abortion was a subject best “left to the states” to decide. The senator claimed Graham’s bill is proof Republicans never cared about states’ rights; it was a decision that was meant to “control women and [their] bodily autonomy.”
Hirono concluded the proposed legislation is an “attack on women” and said it’s “literally a call to arms in our country.”
The senator painted all Republicans as supporting the legislation when, in reality, it’s very split. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters he thinks most of his caucus supports states handling the issue. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) also thinks abortion is a state’s right issue. Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) supports Graham.
Where do you fall? Do you support the legislation or think it’s a states’ rights issue?
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