Though Pence did not advocate for Congress enacting a federal abortion ban, his “every state in the land” language gave Democrats the opening to argue that the GOP wants to eradicate abortion rights completely. Speaker Nancy Pelosi promptly did precisely that, accusing Republicans of “plotting a nationwide abortion ban.”
Other Republicans weighing 2024 bids, including the former president himself, Donald Trump, avoided rhetoric that could be construed as proposing a national abortion ban. Privately, per The New York Times, Trump stewed in the leadup to Friday’s ruling that overturning Roe would hurt Republicans among suburban women in the midterms.
Publicly, he congratulated himself for delivering on one of his original vows to the conservative movement if it elected him in 2016.
“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other…