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We Have the Receipts: U.S. Senate Republican Candidates in Lock Step with Lindsay Graham’s New National Abortion Ban

Sep 13, 2022

Lindsay Graham and Senate Republicans aren’t the only ones going all in on abortion bans. So far this cycle, in key swing states, every single U.S. Senate Republican nominee has signaled their support for abortion bans — including bans without any exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother and bans before many people even know they are pregnant. And we have the receipts to prove it. Take a look at their records below: 


  • Blake Masters has repeatedly called for a federal personhood law outlawing all abortions nationally and supported Arizona’s near-total abortion ban. Masters has also said that Griswold v. Connecticut should be overturned, which would allow states to ban contraceptives.


  • Joe O’Dea has slammed Colorado’s legislative effort to codify abortion rights in a way that’s aligned with Roe v. Wade. O’Dea has also argued that Colorado needs more abortion restrictions and voted for a 2020 ballot measure that banned abortion without any exceptions for rape or incest.


  • Marco Rubio, in July 2021, asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Rubio supports outlawing abortion and has said he “never” supported exceptions for victims of rape and incest exceptions.


  • Herschel Walker has repeatedly said that he supports totally outlawing abortion without any exceptions — not even in cases of rape or incest or if the life of the mother is at risk. Walker has also indicated he’d support such an abortion ban at the federal level, saying he will “vote for any legislation […] even if the legislation is not perfect.” 


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  • Ted Budd, in April 2022, confirmed he supports outlawing abortion without any exceptions — not even for rape or incest, or “in cases where a mother’s life could be at risk.” Previously, Budd has praised the “creativity” of Alabama and Texas’ hardline abortion bans, and pledged to outlaw abortion “all the way back.” Budd, in July 2021, asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, and he’s voted against codifying Roe’s protections. On May 3, 2022, Budd said of the draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, “This could be […] great.”



  • Mehmet Oz supports outlawing abortion and cheered the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision while indicating that he’d vote to ban abortion at the federal level if elected. Oz was recently caught calling abortion “still murder” at any stage of the pregnancy.


  • Ron Johnson, in July 2021, asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. He praised the GOP SCOTUS appointees’ decision to overturn Roe as “a really good decision” and “the correct decision.” Johnson confirmed that’s his view during a May 10, 2022 interview, arguing that there should be no abortions in Wisconsin and saying that the 6,000 that he says happen per year are “6,000 too many.”

More information on where Republicans at every elected level stand on ending abortion access and restricting reproductive rights and health care options can be found at

Published: Sep 13, 2022

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