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GOP Senate Candidates Want To Gut Abortion Rights

From backing Texas’ abortion ban, to pushing federal “personhood” laws that would fully outlaw abortion on the national level, 2022 Senate Republicans are pushing the Supreme Court to completely gut Roe v. Wade — something that’s opposed by nearly 70% of Americans


Ahead of Saturday’s 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, a new poll finds that 69% of Americans oppose 2022 Republican U.S. Senate candidates’ position that the Court should overturn Roe and gut the near-50-year-old precedent of constitutionally-guaranteed abortion rights.

Here’s where 2022 Republican Senate candidates stand on overturning Roe v. Wade and backing hardline bans to outlaw abortion:

Arizona

  • Every GOP Senate candidate running in Arizona supports overturning Roe v. Wade and outlawing abortion. Read Tucson Weekly’s report from October.

Colorado

  • Gino Campana is an opponent and critic of abortion rights.
     
  • Ron Hanks is currently pushing a bill to criminalize abortion in Colorado and “enforce homicide and assault provisions without regard to the opinion of the United States [S]upreme [C]ourt in Roe v. Wade and other supreme court decisions, past and future.”
     
  • Peter Yu has cheered the Texas abortion ban law and argued that it is compatible with the Constitution. 

Florida

  • Marco Rubio in July 2021 asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Georgia

Missouri

  • Eric Schmitt signed Missouri onto a brief supporting Mississippi’s highly-restrictive abortion ban that has no exceptions for rape or incest. And he’s asked the Supreme Court to use Missouri’s abortion restriction as a test case t ooverturn Roe v. Wade.
     
  • Eric Greitens pushed abortion restrictions as governor and he has said Roe v. Wade should be “sent to the ash heap of history.”
     
  • Vicky Hartzler has said the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade.
     
  • Billy Long has said it’s time to “abort Roe v. Wade.”
     
  • Mark McCloskey endorsed a total ban outlawing all abortions, including for teen rape and incest victims.

North Carolina

Nevada

New Hampshire

Ohio

  • Josh Mandel has called for banning all abortion health care and fully overturning Roe v. Wade.
     
  • Mike Gibbons reaffirmed his anti-Roe agenda after the Texas’ hardline abortion ban went into effect.
     
  • Jane Timken called it a “victory” when the Supreme Court declined to block Texas’ ban from going into effect, allowing the near-total ban to go into effect. 
     
  • JD Vance suggested other states pass copy-and-paste versions of the Texas law. And he’s argued against exceptions for rape and incest, downplaying pregnangy stemming from sexual assault as “inconvenient.”

Pennsylvania

  • Jeff Bartos opposes abortion rights.
     
  • Kathy Barnette is a vocal opponent of abortion rights.
     
  • David McCormick opposes abortion rights, and his allies have argued he’s even more conservative on the issue than Oz, who’s been clear the Court should over turn Roe v. Wade.
     
  • Mehmet Oz opposes abortion rights and indicated he supports the Supreme Court overtuning Roe v. Wade.
     
  • Carla Sands has slammed abortion rights and efforts to codify Roe v. Wade.

Wisconsin

  • Ron Johnson in July asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.