On July 3, Governor Kristi Noem said abortion is “a decision that should be made at the state level, absolutely.”
Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham plans to propose a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Graham calls his bill an effort to ban “late-term abortions.” “Late-term abortion” is a misleading and imprecise term with no medical meaning. It is an intentionally vague political construct… much like Noem’s and Graham’s professed commitment to “states’ rights.”
You’d think a true defender of state’s rights like Governor Noem would speak up against Senator Graham’s aggression against this vital Constitutional principle, but sssshhhh!—Kristi is recovering from back surgery. We can’t ask her to stand for more than 10–15 minutes, let alone stand for any consistent political principle like states’ rights for more than a couple months.