WATCH: Loser LaRose Doubles Down on National Abortion Ban
August 9, 2023
The day after Issue 1’s defeat, LaRose promises to vote for national abortion ban if elected to Senate – regardless of what Ohioans want
Columbus, OH – Frank LaRose is doubling down the day after being named the biggest loser of State Issue 1, pledging to support a national abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest if elected to the Senate.
LaRose also admits that, if elected to the Senate, he would ignore and even overturn the will of Ohioans who support protecting abortion access.
LaRose’s admission follows Ohio voters resoundingly rejecting his amendment this week that would have benefitted special interests and silenced Ohioans. Ohioans will also vote on a constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights this November, with recent polls showing 58% of Ohioans support protecting reproductive rights. Regardless of the results in November, LaRose plans to pursue a national ban.
Chuck Todd: “You’re running for the U.S. Senate, you’re going to be asked this question about federal standards on access to abortion. Do you think there should be a federal minimum put into place or not?”
Frank LaRose: “You know, I think that the Supreme Court decision pushing this down to the states is a reasonable approach for now. But as I told you, I’m pro-life and if a pro-life measure comes before the Senate, then I would vote as a pro-life American.”
Todd: “What does that mean? Look, a lot of people say they’re pro-life, but they’re for 15 weeks. Some people say pro-life they’re for eight weeks, the heartbeat bill, things like that. Can you give me some specifics? What’s your definition of pro-life?”
LaRose: “Yeah, as you know, any legislative body, it’s got to be a product of people working together to find where they can reach a majority on that. And then the Senate sometimes that’s a 60% majority back to super majorities, by the way. But you know, I’ve voted for the heartbeat bill in Ohio, for example, which I think is a, is a good standard. I personally believe that life begins at conception. But I understand that, you know, there’s perhaps room to negotiate on that. Pain capable is one standard that some people have looked at, we have a bill like that in Ohio.”