Republican senator Lindsay Graham introduced a federal abortion ban on Tuesday – just weeks after declaring the issue should be left to the states.
“I think states should decide the issue of marriage and states should decide the issue of abortion,” the South Carolina senator told CNN last month.
It took less than three months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade for the party to propose a federal ban.
The bill, dubbed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” is being marketed as a ban on late-term abortions, despite banning abortion after just 15 weeks.
This will be the sixth time Graham has introduced a national abortion ban in Congress – but now, the South Carolina lawmaker has made it even more strict.
This comes at a time when data shows a marked increase in women registering to vote after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
In deep-red Kansas, voters resoundingly rejected an attempt to lay the groundwork for a statewide ban.
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