ADP Statement On Blake Masters Supporting Senate Republicans’ National Abortion Ban

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Contact: Hannah Goss,

ADP Statement On Blake Masters Supporting Senate Republicans’ National Abortion Ban
PHOENIX — Today, in response to reports that Blake Masters has endorsed Senate Republicans’ newly-introduced national abortion ban, Arizona Democratic Party spokesperson Hannah Goss issued the following statement: 
“Today, Arizonans are seeing firsthand what’s at stake this November and why it’s so important to re-elect Senator Mark Kelly. While Blake Masters has tried to hide his dangerous beliefs on abortion from Arizonans, the fact is that Masters has embraced every type of national abortion ban that has been proposed, even without exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother. For the 87% of Arizonans — Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike — who support the right to safe and legal abortion, it has never been more clear that Blake Masters is a risk we cannot afford.”

For over a year, Blake Masters has shamelessly called for a nationwide ban on abortion, going so far as to support a federal personhood law that could result in jail time for women accessing the health care they need. He has since tried to hide those positions from Arizonans, before today announcing that he also supports a total ban after 15 weeks. Despite recent efforts to hide his unpopular abortion position, Arizonans understand that Masters will stop at nothing to rip away their right to make their own health care decisions.

Masters’ dangerous position on abortion, in his own words:

  • HuffPost: [Masters said,] “So I think you do need a federal personhood law.” A federal personhood law would classify fertilized eggs, zygotes, embryos, and fetuses as persons and give them full constitutional protections. It would criminalize all abortion, with no exceptions, and may also ban some forms of contraception.
  • Arizona Republic: [Masters said,] “I don’t think it’s enough to return it to the states.” … “The federal government needs to step in and say, ‘We recognize life here and no state can permit abortion,’” he told the crowd at a February gathering of the Queen Creek-San Tan Valley Republican Women Club.
  • American Independent: During an August 2021 appearance before the Pima County Republican Club, Masters was asked his position on “the unborn, abortion.” “I’m just unapologetically and unqualifiedly pro-life,” he replied. “From conception?” his questioner asked. “From conception,” Masters responded.
  • CNN: Masters in a 2021 interview labeled himself “unapologetically pro-life” and argued that the “federal government has a role to play” in the abortion debate…He also said that abortion rights activists were “demonic” and that abortion is a “religious sacrifice to these people.”


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