“All of us in the conservative world have believed that there’s nothing in the Constitution giving the federal government the right to regulate abortion.” Sen. Lindsey Graham - June, 2022
Does the federal government have the right or doesn't it, Lindsey? Make up your mind.
Graham is the most shameless liar. Today he proposed a national "late term" abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy. This is also semantical gamesmanship as this is a term normally reserved for abortions later than the second trimester, or far past 20 weeks of a forty week pregnancy. If his ban were enacted it would strip progressive states' laws that allow abortions during this period. So much for state's rights.
“15 weeks is not ‘late term,’ particularly given the significant challenges to access around the country,” Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at Emily’s List, wrote in a tweet.
While most people undergo abortions earlier in pregnancy, 15-week and 20-week abortion bans disproportionately affect patients with fetal anomalies, which are often detected at a 20-week anatomy scan, along with those who take longer to realize they are pregnant. These kinds of bans will also affect more people in a post-Roe America as abortion clinics struggle to accommodate a swell of patients from states where abortion is now banned.