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Glick condemns G.O.P.-proposed national abortion ban

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Deborah Glick, the Greenwich Village assemblymember, slammed Lindsey Graham and the Senate Republicans on Wednesday after Graham introduced a bill for a national abortion ban after 15 weeks.

Glick further warned that should the Republicans succeed in winning control of the House in November, it would be followed by “a total attack on all access to reproductive healthcare and all personal freedoms.”

Yesterday, Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina and former chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the stunning abortion measure.

“This proposal is clearly the policy position of the entire Republican Party, even as individual Republicans facing tough elections are scrubbing their Web sites of their true positions on abortion,” Glick charged.

“Despite years of claiming a states’ rights position, allowing the states to control most policy decisions, the Republican Party has embraced intrusions into Americans’ private lives. This is about control and denying women autonomy over their reproductive future. Since the Dobbs decision overturning 50 years of a constitutional right to abortion and full reproductive healthcare, Republican-led states have raced to outdo each other in more restrictive laws impacting women’s rights to control their own bodies.

“It is not surprising that Senator Graham has introduced this bill, because he hopes to be returned as the chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he oversaw the seating of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court,” Glick said. “It was the Dobbs decision that foreshadowed the other rights the court and the Republican Party are seeking to repeal — from contraceptive access to marriage equality.

“No one should be swayed by the protestations of [Majority Leader] Senator [Mitch] McConnell that there is no plan to pass this measure and that abortion bans are the province of the states,” Glick warned. “It was Senator McConnell’s rhetorical and practical hypocrisy that resulted in packing the Supreme Court with an ultra-conservative majority. He is trying to deflect attention from Senator Graham’s national abortion ban to protect Senate Republicans running for election this November. Do not be fooled. Republican control of Congress will result in a total attack on all access to reproductive healthcare and all personal freedoms secured for decades.”

4 Comments

  1. susan susan September 14, 2022

    But yesterday the Republicans believed abortion should be left up to the states.

  2. Bryant Williamson Bryant Williamson September 15, 2022

    ok, but has Glick ever spoken up about the issues directly affecting our neighborhood – crime, filth, vagrancy, violence, drug dealing, addicts, graffiti, anything? Last I check she just tweets pictures of birds

    • susan susan September 16, 2022

      Abortion is an issue that directly affects our neighborhood

      • Bryant Williamson Bryant Williamson September 17, 2022

        seriously Susan? First off, I am 100% pro choice. New York has and will continue to allow women the right to have abortions. I hope that it will not be a federal issue, like that moron Graham and McConnell want — SCOTUS said it was up to the states. So that means this Glick gets off the hook for doing absolutely nothing about literally anything else effecting the community? She is NOT a US Senator or Congressperson, so she has zero anything at Federal level. What she can do is get the State of NY to roll back its misguided and harmful laws that have tied our NYPD while criminals run amok over our Downtown neighborhood and neighbors. Sorry, no bird tweet will suffice.

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