Republican Lindsey Graham proposes nationwide 15-week abortion ban

Wednesday - 14/09/2022 07:03
White House says South Carolina senator’s proposed bill ‘wildly out of step with what Americans believe’
Lindsey Graham at his news conference on Tuesday. The White House and Democrats decried Graham’s efforts. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters
Lindsey Graham at his news conference on Tuesday. The White House and Democrats decried Graham’s efforts. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

Senator Lindsey Graham proposed legislation on Tuesday for a nationwide 15-week abortion ban, a politically risky strategy as a backlash grows to the US supreme court ruling earlier this summer overturning federal protections for the procedure.

Polling shows that 57% of Americans disapproved of the court’s June reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling guaranteeing access to abortion, and 62% say the procedure should be legal in all or most cases.

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