Once again Hate was manipulated and fell for the Republican nonsense that they wanted to take away a woman’s constitutional right to abortion and let each state decide for itself whether a woman should have that right. They told Hate, and he believed them, that overturning RVW would be returning that decision to the people and the Federal government should stay out of it.
Now, Lindsey Graham explains what they really wanted to do and it is the very opposite of what they told Hate, and unfortunately Hate believed them which is why he defended their lie.
“In contrast, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today announced he will introduce a national abortion ban. This is a pretty transparent attempt by the Republicans to deal with the political toxicity of the Republican-dominated Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v. Wade, a toxicity unlikely to go away while news breaks, as it did today, that the state of Texas will not publish data on maternal death until after the midterm elections, suggesting the data will be bad indeed.
When the court ended the recognition of the constitutional right to reproductive rights in June, Republicans tried to manage the backlash by saying that the decision would simply return to the states the right to decide the status of abortion within their boundaries. The idea was actually that of enslavers in the 1830s: that true democracy operated at the state level because lawmakers there were closer to their constituents and would represent them better than those at the national level, thus enabling them to dismiss national pressure against enslavement as interference in state rights.
Graham himself echoed this line. As recently as August 7, 2022, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, he said, “I've been consistent. I think states should decide the issue of marriage and states should decide the issue of abortion.” *