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Tue Sep 13, 2022, 09:16 PM Sep 2022

Sen. Lindsey Graham's latest misadventure blows up in his face [View all]

Sen. Lindsey Graham's abortion ban proposal roils Republicans, energizes Democrats

WASHINGTON — With abortion access already expected to be a major issue in November’s midterm elections, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham supercharged the debate over reproductive rights by introducing a bill that would ban most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

“I have chosen to craft legislation that I think is eminently reasonable in the eyes of the world,” the South Carolina senator said. “If we take back the House and the Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote,” he vowed, speaking at a Capitol Hill press conference where he was flanked by some of the nation’s most prominent anti-abortion activists, including Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. Many of those activists would like an outright ban on all abortions.

“This bill, frankly, doesn’t go far enough for many people,” said Penny Young Nance, president of Concerned Women (Karens) for America. “But it is a consensus piece of legislation.”

Democrats instantly seized on Graham’s proposal, while many Republicans just as quickly distanced themselves from the bill. “I don’t think there’s much of an appetite to go that direction,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., told Politico.


You're not supposed to say that stuff out loud Lindsey.
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So this aging bachelor has decided 15 weeks is it a compromise? What an asshole! Walleye Sep 2022 #1
I disagree, MarineCombatEngineer Sep 2022 #2
I think you may be right. They're really overplaying their hand on this Walleye Sep 2022 #3
Republicans are going to be distancing themselves from a lot of things. Namely: PUBLIC OFFICE. usonian Sep 2022 #4
Hey Lindsey, have a cigar to celebrate your little legislation Blue Owl Sep 2022 #5
Vote now. Let's put everyone on record BEFORE the midterms. onecaliberal Sep 2022 #6
Couldn't happen to a more malevolent asshole. nt. BlueIdaho Sep 2022 #7
The most infuriating thing about his announcement, was the 4 women he used this props to stand Heather MC Sep 2022 #8
I don't have his staff, so I think he's miscalculating. malthaussen Sep 2022 #9
He said that sending the decision back to the state... SouthernLiberal Sep 2022 #10
Lindsey current term ends on January 3, 2027 Emile Sep 2022 #11
Put that male asshole in the shrinking Minority permanently. Justice matters. Sep 2022 #12
Unless, perhaps, he's convicted of insurrection or seditious conspiracy before then. Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2022 #14
Lindsey is weak and this is just another example. He can propose anything GoodRaisin Sep 2022 #13
Probably most of the party would've backed this bill had Graham waited to introduce it until after 2live is 2fly Sep 2022 #15
As a gay man, Lindsey has about the least amount of skin in this argument as anyone. . . . BigDemVoter Sep 2022 #16
"legislation that I think is eminently reasonable in the eyes of the world" DFW Sep 2022 #17
Compromise AncientOfDays Sep 2022 #18
Little Lindsey's... Godot51 Sep 2022 #19
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