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Republican Lindsey Graham proposes nationwide 15-week abortion ban

user avatar Author: Editors Desk Source: The Guardian
September 14, 2022 at 07:03
Lindsey Graham at his news conference on Tuesday. The White House and Democrats decried Graham’s efforts. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters
Lindsey Graham at his news conference on Tuesday. The White House and Democrats decried Graham’s efforts. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

White House says South Carolina senator’s proposed bill ‘wildly out of step with what Americans believe’

Senator Lindsey Graham proposed legislation on Tuesday for a nationwide 15-week abortion ban, a politically risky strategy as a backlash grows to the US supreme court ruling earlier this summer overturning federal protections for the procedure.

Polling shows that 57% of Americans disapproved of the court’s June reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling guaranteeing access to abortion, and 62% say the procedure should be legal in all or most cases.

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