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Two Years Ago They Were Popping Champagne Over the Dobbs Decision — Now They’re Trying to Explain Their Records to Voters

Jun 23, 2024

Just under two years ago, House Republicans were popping champagne at the Dobbs decision, which struck down Roe v. Wade, and the loss of reproductive freedom across America. Now, those same candidates are facing the stark reality that their extreme anti-choice agenda is giving voters even more reason to vote against them.

See what Republicans in some of the most competitive districts said about Roe and other work they’ve done to ban abortion access:


  • AZ-1 Rep. David Schweikert: Schweikert was “pleased” about the overturning of Roe and is a six-time co-sponsor of the “Life at Conception Act” – a nationwide abortion ban that threatens access to IVF.
  • AZ-2 Rep. Juan Ciscomani: Applauded the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and ran away from a voter in 2022 when asked where he stood on the issue. He was also involved in the appointment of five anti-abortion judges to the Arizona Supreme Court.


  • CO-8 presumptive GOP nominee Gabe Evans: Supported the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and filled out a voter guide where he said he opposed abortion even in cases of rape and incest.



  • ME-2 GOP nominee Austin Theriault: Theriault celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade and answered “yes” on a questionnaire that asked if abortion access should be restricted. As a state representative, he voted against a bill to explicitly enshrine abortion access into the state Constitution and skipped important votes about abortion access, instead posting pictures of pancakes.


  • MI-4 Rep. Bill Huizenga: Huizenga is a seven-time co-sponsor of the Life at Conception Act (2023202120192017201520132011), who also signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. He then called the court’s decision to overturn it “amazing” and said anti-abortion advocates had to be “vigilant.”
  • MI-7 presumptive GOP nominee Tom Barrett: Not only did Barrett celebrate Roe v. Wade being overturned, but he also sent fundraising flyers during his 2022 campaign calling himself “100% PRO-LIFE – NO EXCEPTIONS” and reaffirmed that he didn’t support exceptions for rape or incest. He even had the audacity to claim abortion would not be a top issue in 2024 because “my opponent is not a woman.”
  • MI-8 candidate Paul Junge: Before saying he supported the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Junge told 2022 Republican primary voters that Roe v. Wade gave women “made up rights.”


  • MN-2 candidate Joe Teirab: Teirab not only supported the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, he also called himself “pro-life” and touted the fact that he was on the board of a “crisis pregnancy center.” His opponent, Tayler Rahm, supported the Dobbs decision, seemed to dismiss abortion as an important issue, and said Republicans needed to go on “offense” on the issue of abortion.



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  • WI-3 Rep. Derrick Van Orden: Van Orden celebrated the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. While campaigning in 2022, Van Orden said he opposed abortion even in the cases of rape and incest and then doubled down on his anti-abortion stance to support a 15-week ban.

Published: Jun 23, 2024 | Last Modified: Jun 24, 2024

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