Graham: Senate bill would go further than Roe, allow abortion ‘up to time of birth’
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Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Monday that an upcoming Senate bill to codify Roe vs. Wade to avoid an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling for Democrats actually goes much further. than the 1973 Supreme Court decision.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST OF ‘HANNITY’: [On] On Wednesday of this week, we expect a vote from Chuck Schumer to codify Roe. Do we know the wording of this bill? How extreme is that?
LINDSEY GRAHAM: Well, that doesn’t codify Roe. What he would do is allow abortion up to the moment of birth. It’s not Roe versus Wade. Roe v Wade says the state can regulate abortion after fetal viability is around 23 or 24 weeks. It goes far beyond Roe. So their response to the potential repeal of Roe v Wade is to nationalize a law that allows abortion up to the time of birth. It’s quite extreme.
[The midterm elections] will be a referendum on Joe Biden’s economic and national security policy. This will not be a referendum on Roe versus Wade.
GRAHAM: I’m going to write a letter tomorrow to Attorney General Garland and ask him what his interpretation is — There’s a law on the books that prevents judges from being harassed and picketed while deciding a case.
They are literally breaking the law. They broke the law when they walked into the capitol, breaking into the capitol, taking matters into their own hands. Everyone yelled at Trump, “tell them to go”. Well, here’s what I say to President Biden: tell these people to leave the judges alone. Don’t go to them. It’s illegal, it’s wrong. It’s bad for America. It will break the court.
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