Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to Propose National Abortion Ban – Live | American politics

This will be the sixth time Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has passed his national abortion ban in Congress, but now the South Carolina legislature has made it even stricter.

Previous drafts of the bill had banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but Graham is now expected to propose a ban that goes into effect after 15 weeks. That would bring federal law into line with Florida, which bans the procedure after the same period, with some medical exceptions.

The GOP is in an uncertain position when it comes to such legislation. Data has shown an increase in the number of women registering to vote after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June and allowed states to ban abortion, while in Republican-dominated Kansas, voters there staunchly rejected an attempt to break the grassroots. for a statewide ban. It’s also worth remembering that Graham proposed his national abortion ban at a time when Republicans controlled both Congress and the White House, and it wasn’t passed at the time.

Still, the ban on the procedure retains a strong following within the Republican party. After Roe was overthrown, former vice president Mike Pence called for a national ban, while Graham’s measure that we co-sponsored most Republican senators when it was last introduced.

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A criminal reference from the commission of January 6 to justice is “probable”, Adam Kinzingerone of two Republican members of the committee, said Tuesday.

“When it comes to crime, that’s not our role,” Kinzinger said in an interview on MSNBC, describing the justice system as “in the midst of a “pretty heavy investigation.”

“And that will be where this baton, so to speak, is handed over. Not by us, we may have a criminal reference, I think it probably is, but with their investigation as of now.”

Rep. @AdamKinzinger (R-IL) says a 1/6 commission criminal reference to the Justice Department is “probable”:

“If the rule of law says, ‘You can carry out a coup as long as you fail,’ that is far more dangerous for this country than fear of short-term violence.” pic.twitter.com/YGK6JLTZad

— The recount (@therecount) September 13, 2022

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Wave of inflation not over for US as prices rise against expectations in August

New data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices continued to rise across the country in August, defying expectations for a decline in the strongest inflation wave since the 1980s. Here’s a look at Dominic Rushe’s numbers from The Guardian:

US prices rose again in August, but inflation slowed for the second month in a row as energy costs fell.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly cost of living survey, found prices were 8.3% higher last month compared to August last year. The figure was lower than the annual rate of 8.5% in July and 9.1% in June, the highest rate in four decades.

Falling gas prices were the main cause of the decline. Gas prices have fallen for 13 weeks in a row. Nationally, a gallon of gas currently costs an average of $3.71, according to AAA, compared to a high of over $5 in June.

The prices of used and new cars – once a major driver of inflation – fell, as did airfares.

Democratic National Committee chairman Jaime Harrison released a statement condemning the GOP’s proposed abortion ban, which is expected to be introduced today.

“If Republicans gain control, they will try to pass a national abortion ban, following extreme bans Republicans have introduced across the country, with no exceptions for rape or incest. That’s the Republican agenda,” Harrison said.

This will be the sixth time Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has passed his national abortion ban in Congress, but now the South Carolina legislature has made it even stricter.

Previous drafts of the bill had banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but Graham is now expected to propose a ban that goes into effect after 15 weeks. That would bring federal law into line with Florida, which bans the procedure after the same period, with some medical exceptions.

The GOP is in an uncertain position when it comes to such legislation. Data has shown an increase in the number of women registering to vote after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June and allowed states to ban abortion, while in Republican-dominated Kansas, voters there staunchly rejected an attempt to break the grassroots. for a statewide ban. It’s also worth remembering that Graham proposed his national abortion ban at a time when Republicans controlled both Congress and the White House, and it wasn’t passed at the time.

Still, the ban on the procedure retains a strong following within the Republican party. After Roe was overthrown, former vice president Mike Pence called for a national ban, while Graham’s measure that we co-sponsored most Republican senators when it was last introduced.

Republican senator wants to propose national abortion ban

Good morning, American political blog readers. Republicans will give the country a taste of what they would like to see happen to abortion rights today, when senator Lindsey Graham proposes a national ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy, according to The Washington Post. Democrats control the Senate and there’s no chance the bill will go anywhere as long as it does, so instead the bill will serve as a reminder to both pro and anti-abortionists of what to expect if the GOP returns to the United States. majority in Congress.

In addition, a lot is happening:

  • By the time you read thisthe labor department will have released its August inflation data, which is expected to show consumer price growth to moderate, but how much remains to be seen.

  • Speaking of inflationchair Joe Biden will hold an event at the White House at 3 p.m. Eastern time to celebrate its inflation-cutting spending bill. Vice President Kamala Harris will speak too.

  • Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are holding the last primaries in the country today, paving the way for the November 8 by-elections.

  • The United Nations General Assembly starts today in New York City.


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