Lindsey Graham Issues Statement, Says Trump is Wrong About Abortion

Lindsey Graham Issues Statement, Says Trump is Wrong About Abortion

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) expressed his strong disagreement with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump regarding a national abortion ban, predicting that Trump’s stance would not age well.

Trump recently stated on Truth Social that he opposes nationally-enforced abortion restrictions, advocating for state-level decisions to prevail. He emphasized that states should determine their own abortion laws, based on the will of their citizens.

However, Graham, a staunch supporter of Trump and sponsor of a national ban on abortion after 15 weeks gestation, countered this view.

In his statement, Graham disagreed with Trump's assertion that abortion is solely a states’ rights issue. He argued that legal precedents like the Dobbs case do not necessitate this conclusion, and that the pro-life movement prioritizes the welfare of unborn children over geographical considerations.

He continued:

The states’ rights only rationale today runs contrary to an American consensus that would limit late-term abortions and will age about as well as the Dred Scott decision. The science is clear – a child at fifteen weeks is well-developed and is capable of feeling pain.
I will continue to advocate that there should be a national minimum standard limiting abortion at fifteen weeks because the child is capable of feeling pain, with exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.
However, until we achieve this goal, the least we can do is to provide anesthesia to an unborn child facing an abortion at fifteen weeks because they can feel pain. Therefore, I will be introducing new legislation requiring abortion providers to administer anesthesia to an unborn child at fifteen weeks because they are capable of feeling pain. It is common medical practice to administer anesthesia to operate on an unborn child at fifteen weeks to save their life.

“Forty-seven of fifty European nations have national limits on abortion between twelve and fifteen weeks,” concluded Graham. “This is the civilized world’s position.”

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