Budd also pledged he’d push to outlaw abortion
At a local GOP event last night, North Carolina GOP U.S. Senate candidate and Congressman Ted Budd praised the “creativity” of Alabama and Texas’ highly-restrictive abortion bans, emphasizing that he is “100%” opposed to abortion and that he’d push to outlaw abortion “all the way back.”
This is now the second time Budd has praised the Texas abortion ban — and he opposed codifying Roe v. Wade last year, after asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe.
Budd’s primary opponents likewise support banning abortion: Pat McCrory, as governor, reneged on a promise to not restrict abortion rights, and Mark Walker, as a U.S. House member, sponsored legislation that anti-abortion groups praised because it would “end abortion” rights.
And this isn’t just happening in North Carolina: Across the country, GOP U.S Senate candidates are campaigning on gutting abortion rights — from backing abortion bans to pushing Texas-style legislation that incentivizes dangerous vigilante enforcement mechanisms — despite the reality that an overwhelming majority of Americans’ oppose GOP efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Published: Feb 17, 2022
Last Modified: Feb 22, 2022