“If I had all the power right now; let’s say I was the governor [and] had a willing legislature we could pass a bill that says you can’t have an abortion in North Carolina for any reason.” – Mark Robinson
A year after Roe v. Wade was struck down, GOP candidates for governor, from North Carolina to Montana, are pushing anti-abortion restrictions to the extreme and threatening the people they wish to represent.
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Kentucky’s Daniel Cameron: Before securing the GOP nomination, Daniel Cameron declared he was the only candidate who “ended abortion in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” He has continuously touted his work as the state’s attorney general to defend Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban. Cameron also filled out a questionnaire with “100% prolife responses,” indicating his desire to ban all abortions with no exceptions.
Louisiana’s Jeff Landry: The GOP frontrunner told Louisianians when it comes to abortion that “if you don’t like the laws of the state, you can move to one which you like,” and that he wanted to withhold funding for city projects until the state’s abortion ban was enforced in New Orleans.
Mississippi’s Tate Reeves: The Magnolia State’s governor Tate Reeves claimed that Roe v. Wade was “one of the greatest injustices in the history of our country,” and saw the state’s last abortion clinic shut down soon after Roe was struck down.
Montan’s Greg Gianforte: The governor has signed multiple pieces of legislation restricting abortion access. While in Congress, Gianforte cosponsored legislation that would ban abortions from the moment of fertilization.
North Carolina’s Mark Robinson: The GOP’s leading candidate Mark Robinson supported a total abortion ban, even declaring that if elected governor he would try to “pass a bill that says you can’t have an abortion in North Carolina for any reason.” If that wasn’t enough, Robinson is leaving the state (again) to attend a right-wing extremist group event (again) that is fueled by Qanon, Christian nationalism, homophobia, transphobia, and anti-Semitism.
Published: Jun 23, 2023
Last Modified: Feb 1, 2024