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Two Years After Dobbs Decision, South Carolina Democrats Hold Trump Accountable for Anti-Freedom Attacks, Mobilize to Stop Trump’s National Abortion Ban

Jun 25, 2024

South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Christale Spain released the following statement on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and paved the way for extreme abortion bans across the country:

“In the two years since Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justices overturned Roe v. Wade, millions of women across the nation have fallen victim to draconian abortion bans and attacks on other aspects of reproductive health care. Access to abortion, contraception, and IVF shouldn’t be in question – but it is, all because of Trump. He has repeatedly bragged about his role in the fall of Roe and has enabled MAGA Republicans to attack women’s right to reproductive care. Now, an even more dire future is on the horizon: If Trump receives a second term as president, he and his MAGA cronies want to double down on this anti-choice, anti-freedom agenda and implement a nationwide abortion ban. South Carolina women won’t stand idly by as Trump continues to put their rights on the chopping block. We are mobilizing every day to ensure that a national ban never comes to fruition. Come November, South Carolinians will reject Trump and reelect President Biden and Vice President Harris – the only candidates in this race committed to defending and restoring reproductive rights.”

While Trump and MAGA Republicans are working to ban abortion access nationwide…

  • Trump endorsed allowing states to punish and prosecute women who have an abortion and refused to rule out signing a nationwide abortion ban.
  • Trump has said it over and over again: He supports a national abortion ban.

President Biden and Vice President Harris are fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose by:

  • Calling on Congress to codify the protections of Roe into law, restoring rights women relied on for nearly 50 years.
  • Strengthening patient privacy and access to contraception.
  • Supporting a woman’s right to travel for medical care.
  • Promising to veto a national abortion ban and affirming that, if given a Democratic majority in Congress, they will codify the protections of Roe in federal law once and for all.

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