In case you missed it this past week, on Tuesday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced an abortion bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks except for instances of rape, incest, and saving the life of the mother if she is in danger from a physical condition.
In short, Lindsey Graham is rubbing salt into an already gaping wound.
Graham did manage to get Joe Manchin on board by giving him the “exceptions” rule, but it seems to me that the last thing Republicans would want to do is take the Dobbs v. Jackson case, which already has ignited some of the Democrat base, and make it worse.
The GOP has traditionally been pro-life, which is fine, but they’ve also believed in states’ rights, which is what Dobbs did. It didn’t outlaw abortion, it only sent it back to the states to decide the issue because the Constitution says that if the federal government isn’t given express authority to do something, or if the states are expressly prohibited from doing something, the states have the right to rule on it. That’s what the whole abortion thing was about in Dobbs v. Jackson.
Graham didn’t need to introduce a law, because it flies in the face of the Supreme Court ruling, much like “codifying” abortion like what the Dems want to do. Both are futile efforts to take something that doesn’t belong at the federal level, and shoe-horn it into federal law. Neither would be constitutional.
And why someone that is typically as smart as Graham, would be so addle-minded as to hand over yet another campaign issue to the Democrats during a midterm season that should be a giant red wave is undeniably stupid.
What’s amazing here, is that the bill has no chance of getting through the US Senate, much less the House. First of all, both houses of Congress have so much on their plate that needs to be done this fall that it’s insane to think they have the time and the inclination to tackle something that’s already been decided by the Supreme Court. Why not spend the time on issues that they CAN make a difference on. What about doing something about energy production? What about tackling the immigration reform issue and solving the crisis at the southern border? This is just crazy that Congress is so out of touch with the American people and their needs that they don’t even have a clue what bills to introduce!
Sorry, Lindsey, if that’s the best you can do, you need to retire and have South Carolina elect somebody more like Tim Scott than you!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!