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Double-Abalone7052 t1_jef4afn wrote

That’s what I thought too until he did an abortion ban and then started screaming about the northern border, as if that’s a problem lol


slimyprincelimey t1_jefgrhk wrote

"abortion ban"

on pregnancies after 24 weeks

Which is the mainstream moderate opinion and comports with most other western nations policies.


TitanCubes t1_jefiywu wrote

It’s not the mainstream moderate opinion, it’s the mainstream Democrat position. It’s pretty radical by international standards, most western nations have bans between 12 and 16 weeks.


Able_Cunngham603 t1_jeg6jjp wrote

As a reminder for the arithmetically-challenged, 24 weeks is 6 MONTHS.

Preventing abortions after 6 months of pregnancy is hardly an abortion ban.


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Darwins_Dog t1_jefrqxf wrote

He went on the radio and bragged about his pro-life credentials after signing the law, so I think people are reacting to that as much as the actual law. The ban after 24 weeks is fairly reasonable imo, but bragging about signing the first ban in decades put a lot of people off.


theroy12 t1_jeh3n37 wrote

Putting some spin on the ball to a core constituency after signing a pretty reasonable bill is out of bounds? That’s gonna disqualify a LOT of politicians if that’s the bar to clear


JackSteele33 t1_jefgzrt wrote

It’s a moot point really…. You won’t find a doctor that will do an abortion after 24 weeks for non medical reasons anyways.

That’s pretty much been the industry standard forever. But it still makes peoples brains explode when they ban late term abortions.

Late term abortions for non medical reasons are not a thing and never have been.


theroy12 t1_jeh4luf wrote

That’s not exactly true. The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute estimates ~12k per year, and most not bc of fetal abnormalities or danger to the mom. Small percent of overall abortions in the US, but still a fairly large number