Republican senator proposes banning abortion after 15 weeks

The text carried by Lindsey Graham, however, plans to leave in place all the abortion bans adopted by a dozen states since the Supreme Court’s decision.

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It is a project that arouses an outcry among American Democrats. The influential Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, presented Tuesday, September 13, a bill to ban abortion throughout the United States after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The right to abortion has been at the center of political debates since the Supreme Court decision last June, which made each state free to ban it on its soil.

Lindsey Graham, close to former President Donald Trump, praised the merits of his text on Tuesday, assuring that it offered a solution of “consensus” On the question. By banning abortion after 15 weeks, America “would be from a federal point of view at a fairly consistent level with the rest of the world”, defended the chosen one from South Carolina. He has repeatedly taken as an example the case of France, where the period for voluntary termination of pregnancy is 14 weeks.

However, the text provides for leaving in place all the abortion bans adopted by a dozen conservative states since the Supreme Court’s decision. More moderate than many Republican proposals on the subject, the bill nevertheless immediately made the Democratic camp jump, which is counting on this subject to mobilize its base. less than two months from the midterm elections.

The text “would deprive women of their rights in all 50 states” Americans, denounced the spokeswoman for the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre. “Make no mistake: if Republicans have the chance, they will make sure to pass laws even more draconian than this bill”added the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

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