Sen. Graham proposes bill for nationwide ban on abortion after 15 weeks

At a press conference on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced his intention to introduce a bill that would ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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LINDSEY GRAHAM: So we will be introducing this bill as of, like, right now. People will join. I hope it will be bipartisan.

And we will have a debate, if we're allowed to bring it up, as to why we're doing what we're doing. Abortion is a contentious issue. Post-Dobbs, America has got to make some decisions. And the first thing I would say about the Dobbs decision is that abortion is not banned in America.

It's left up to elected officials in America to define the issue. You have states have the ability to do it at the state level, and we have the ability in Washington to speak on this issue if we choose. I have chosen to speak. I have chosen to craft legislation that I think is eminently reasonable in the eyes of the world and, I hope, the American people.