Graham Introduces Bill to Ban Abortions Nationwide
The ban would go into effect at 15 weeks
Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide, the most prominent effort by Republicans to restrict the procedure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
"I think we should have a law at the federal level that would say, after 15 weeks, no abortion on demand except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother," Graham said at a news conference. "And [I believe] that should be where America is at."
Graham's measure, which stands almost no chance of advancing while Democrats hold the majority in Congress, comes just weeks after he and most Republicans defended the SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe by arguing that allowing states to decide on abortion rights would be the most constitutionally sound way of handling the issue.
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