Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday verified that Republicans would not be debating Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) proposal to ban abortions nationwide following the fifteenth week of pregnancy.
McConnell also noted that this measure was pushed by Graham alone and that the initiative was not pushed at the leadership level.
McConnell and his team are focusing their campaign on President Biden’s work to deal with the economy and inflation. The legislation was originally introduced during a press conference. Act pregnancy would not be allowed to have an abortion. Doctors found in violation of the ban could go to jail for up to five years.
As Graham noted he had not communicated with McConnell before the legislation was introduced. This legislation would also have the support of many anti-abortion rights groups, including the National Right to Life Committee, March for Life, and Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.
McConnell during his interview said that it was up to individual state Republicans to determine how they viewed the iddue of abortions.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who is running for reelection has said that she supports women’s reproductive freedom to choose and that abortion rights need to be codified, especially following the overturning of Roe v. Wade which allowed Americans the right to abortions.