Republican members are on separate pages on the national ban on abortion when the Supreme Court follows through. Even as the Roe v. Wade totters, GOP members are split on their next move. And this could transform into an abyss if they are back in control in Washington in 2025.
While some Republicans have indicated that they may ultimately go for national restrictions on abortion when the Court finally moves forward with its draft judgment on overturning Roe. The court has been hamming for the past several weeks, trying to divert the issue by focusing more on the unauthorized disclosure of the document.
The Hill Republicans have split down the middle about their next move. They are tied between letting the state deal with the abortion policy, pursuing a more modest line on restriction, or going for a full ban nationwide.
Republicans Confident Of A Consensus Post-Supreme Court Ruling
But Senate Republicans are united in their opinion that in the post-Roe scene, the party may go for remolding around a nationwide abortion ban, even as states are left to set up laws on their own.
Republican Senator James Lankford said that he would want to care for every child and if he is given an opportunity he would do it. But he conceded that getting the 60-vote minimum needed to push through most legislation would lead to an identical impasse. He conceded that there was a big gap between putting a bill up to vote and moving through with the legislation.
Republican lawmakers and anti-abortion organizations have for years pursued a 20-week ban on abortion at the federal level. There was also a consensus on punishing health care workers for not taking care of infants who survive an abortion attempt.
With the Supreme Court appearing certain to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling, the consensus appears to be heading for a split down the middle.
Republican candidates and strategists have expressed increasing confidence that an anti-abortion stance will not harm their chances of regaining the majority in both Houses as they believe voters will care more about inflation than abortion.