GOP Congresswoman Nance Mace criticizes strict abortion laws

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) criticized her fellow Republicans on NBC’s Meet the press on Sunday morning for aggressively putting forward tough abortion restrictions following the Supreme Court’s overturning decision Roe v. calf early this summer.

“Handmaid’s Tale was not meant to be a roadmap,” she told NBC host Chuck Todd.

And she warned of the potential that the Conservative Party’s massive hype could explode in the face of the GOP next November – by spurring a wave of otherwise lukewarm voters to choose the Democrats. Her comments, of course, follow Tuesday’s startling uproar in Kansas, where a surprise turnout blocked the state’s attempt to roll back abortion rights.

“I’m committed to life,” Mace began with a caveat. “It’s going to be an issue in November if we don’t moderate ourselves.”

“We can’t go to the extreme right corners or the extreme left corners,” she said. “We have to meet somewhere in the middle.”

On the TV news show, Mace emphasized the need to make exceptions for women who have been victims of sexual assault and mentioned a traumatizing personal experience she first shared three years ago: being raped at the age of 16. And South Carolina’s lone congresswoman turned up the heat in her own state, too.

“My state of South Carolina has laws that would prohibit the word ‘abortion’ on a website or website server. There are people who want to ban women from traveling out of state, there are people like in my state who want to ban abortion for women who have been victims of rape and girls who have been victims of incest,” she lamented.

“The vast majority of people here are okay with some guard rails, but they don’t want the extremities on either side,” she said. GOP Congresswoman Nance Mace criticizes strict abortion laws


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