(DCWatchdog.com) – Republican US Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina has slammed her party over its abortion policies, warning the GOP is “going to lose huge” in the next election if it keeps pushing abortion restrictions.
“As Republicans, we need to read the room on this issue because the vast majority of folks are not in the extremes,” Mace said on the ABC News program “This Week.”
“We’re going to lose huge if we continue down this path of extremities,” insisted South Carolina’s first female member of the US House of Representatives, as cited by The Hill.
The report points out that Rep. Nancy Mace has been criticizing the Republican Party on its abortion stance since, in June 2022, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the US Supreme Court killed Roe v. Wade. Its new ruling once again allowed individual states to introduce abortion bans.
In her third term, the South Carolina representative is described as a “moderate Republican and a survivor of sexual assault.”
Mace’s criticism of most Republicans’ anti-abortion policies comes after Florida recently became the latest state to adopt a heartbeat law, i.e., one limiting abortion to the sixth week of pregnancy, after last September, in the wake of the Dobbs ruling, it had prohibited abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy.
In her ABC News interview on Sunday, Rep. Nancy Mace blasted the numerous state-level moves to limit access to abortion. She said Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis had signed the state’s new heartbeat law “in the dead of night” last week.
Mace was outraged at a state bill in her home state of South Carolina that proposed death penalties for children getting abortions.
In her words, the bill gave “more rights to rapists than women who have been raped.”
“That is the wrong message heading into ’24,” the Republican congresswoman declared.
“And finding that middle ground, the vast majority of people want some sort of gestational limits, not at nine months, but somewhere in the middle. They want exceptions for rape and incest. They want women to have access to birth control,” Mace elaborated.
She lauded the United States Supreme Court for deciding to allow the abortion drug mifepristone to remain commercially available for the duration of the case disputing the legality of its approval by the Food and Drugs Administration in 2000.
“It was the right decision on Friday night by the Supreme Court,” Mace declared.
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