Congress “certainly could” ban abortion nationwide, says McConnell – Mother Jones

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From politic published a draft opinion of the Supreme Court indicating this roe deer v. veal it will probably be shot down, Republicans they have been reluctant to do the usual victory tour instead focus their focus on how the opinion leaked. But late last week, Senator Mitch McConnell hinted at “possible” federal anti-abortion laws if roe deer is overturned.

“If the leaked opinion becomes the final opinion, the legislative bodies, not just at the state level but at the federal level, could certainly legislate in that area,” said McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate. USA Today. “I don’t think it’s a big secret where Republicans in the Senate think about this issue.”

A final sentence of the Supreme Court that was demolished roe deerMcConnell said would mark the “point that should be resolved one way or another in the legislative process.” But he seemed to cover his bets, acknowledging that a total ban “depended on where the votes were.”

Thirteen states, including McConnell’s home state of Kentucky, having passed “Read trigger” in anticipation of roe deer be shot down. The bills would ban abortion statewide as soon as the Supreme Court overturned the roe deer to govern. The draft opinion is not yet in effect, but its leak will only encourage other GOP-led state legislatures to follow suit.

Although the Republican senators laid the groundwork for the demolition roe deer By instituting a conservative supermajority in the Supreme Court, they have been concerned to avoid supporting a federal ban.

In fact, a strategic note from the Senate fundraising arm of the GOP solicited senators to “be the builder of compassionate consensus on abortion policy”. Various Republican senators, in comments to the press, have downplayed the draft opinion, tried to shift attention to the leak itself or, like Donald Trump, claimed that the sentence will not “have a tremendous effect”.

It is a bit strange for Republicans to avoid discussing a crowned achievement in their campaign to decimate reproductive rights. But the response from US voters has already been hostile, a potential liability for some Republicans in November’s mid-term elections.

Nearly two thirds of Americans want roe deer v. vealS. the protections remain in place, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. Nearly 70 percent of respondents in that poll opposed the national abortion ban, including a majority of Republicans.

Even if a ban were on the table, McConnell would likely be forced to ditch the filibuster to approve it: an upheaval for the senator. said USA Today would not argue “for no argument”. Which would be easy to believe if it weren’t for McConnell’s all political history.