The Republican presidential field thankfully may have thinned, but it’s still chock-full of candidates determined to ban abortion. We know it can be hard to keep track, so as we prepare to suffer through another debate filled with abortion lies and misinformation, here’s a roundup of where the remaining contenders (both on and off stage) stand on abortion. TL;DR: it’s at odds with the American people — 78% of whom say abortion should be between patients and their doctors.
Some may try to hide the ball, downplay their anti-abortion agenda, or confuse the American people with words like “consensus” and “reasonable” but we know the truth:
- On a national abortion ban said, “We’re going to get it done.”
- Proud of “terminating” Roe v. Wade, calling it an honor and bragging that he did more to end abortion rights than anyone else.
- Supported a national 20-week abortion ban as president.
- Pretends to be “reasonable” but when asked if she would sign a federal abortion ban if it got through Congress says, “Yes, of course I would sign it.”
- As governor of South Carolina, signed an abortion ban with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest into law and vetoed funding for rape crisis centers.
- Called the overturn of Roe v. Wade “a victory” and “a historic win.
- Signed a 15-week ban in Florida, only to go even further by signing a six-week ban in the middle of the night earlier this year.
- Pledged on the debate stage that he’d support a national abortion ban.
- Voted to defund Planned Parenthood while in Congress.
- Says he’s “open minded” to a national abortion ban and thinks a six-week ban — when most people don’t even know they’re pregnant — is “reasonable.”
- Has described abortion as murder saying Roe v. Wade was “wrongly decided.”
- Calls for a defunding of Planned Parenthood.
- Worked with an anti-abortion group to coordinate efforts to ban abortion in states across the country.
- Supported a national abortion ban and led the defunding of Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers while governor of New Jersey.