In June, the US Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion - now Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is introducing a bill in the Senate for the first time that would ban abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy nationwide. But the Democrats immediately refuse.
Influential Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham has proposed a nationwide ban on abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy. Graham introduced a corresponding bill. There would therefore be exceptions, for example in the case of rape or if the life of the pregnant woman is in danger. Graham's bill has no chance of finding a majority in the Senate. The Democrats immediately rejected the proposal.
Graham's bill would not change the stricter abortion bans that have since passed in about a dozen conservative US states. On the other hand, his proposal would restrict access to abortions in democratically governed countries that still allow such an operation after the 15th week.
Abortion rights have become a hot campaign issue ahead of the midterm congressional elections in November. Far more dovish than many other Republican proposals, Graham's bill is an opportunity for the party to tone down its staunchly anti-abortion message to voters.