GOP presidential candidates divided over federal abortion ban

by Renata

Abortion is now a leading issue in the 2024 presidential race, and it looks like GOP contenders are divided on the subject. The controversy began last month when former Vice President Mike Pence called for his fellow candidates to embrace a federal 15-week abortion ban.

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott agreed and echoed the call last week. But the call for a federal ban has spotlighted others’ silence on the issue. For President Donald Trump has dodged the question, and instead vaguely noted that there “remains a vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made similar ambiguous remarks.

Pro-life organizations are also divided on the issue of a federal ban. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America stated they would not endorse any candidate who didn’t embrace a 15-week standard, but the National Right to Life Committee said such a ban is unrealistic.