Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (why?) introduced yet again a bill, modestly called the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act,” which would outlaw abortions, at the FEDERAL level, after the 15th week. (Earlier versions of Graham’s bill had it at 20 weeks.) (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/abortion-ban-republicans_n_63208382e4b027aa405fa35c) Forever, republicans have called for abortion laws to be left to state governments, which was their excuse for opposing Roe v. Wade. But as with the Civil rights laws, “states’ rights” is nothing more than a propaganda slogan with no ideology or belief system behind it. Any means to limit access to abortion, to appease the religious Right base, will work for them.
Graham actually believes his abortion bill would be popular with Americans (https://crooksandliars.com/2022/09/lindsey-graham-threatens-revolt-defend-his); but polls have shown that Americans support abortion rights (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/06/13/about-six-in-ten-americans-say-abortion-should-be-legal-in-all-or-most-cases-2/).
This is a willful act of political ignorance. the Republicans know that abortion is a losing thing to campaign on, but graham puts it on the table anyway. It’s as if the anti-abortion voters are the only ones, and no others exist. Let’s show him how SUPER wrong he is!