Another Day in 1864: Republicans Attempt to Prosecute Doctors and Nurses During Repeal Debate

Rep. Alex Koldin in lockstep with Donald Trump attempts to jam in the prosecution of doctors and nurses into yesterday’s 1864 repeal vote

April 25th, 2024 

In the 16 days since Arizona’s MAGA Republicans rolled the clocks back to 1864, banning all abortions with no exceptions for rape or incest, they were caught lying about their long and detailed anti-abortion record, were fundraising in Kentucky on the successful passage of their draconian ban, were caught in their plan to sow misinformation and pull voters away from the abortion access ballot initiative, and repeatedly stalled passage of the repeal at all costs. 

Yesterday, as House Democrats delivered on a clean repeal of the 1864 ban, Rep. Alex Kolodin attempted to introduce a substitute motion to go into Committee that would “include private right of action to ensure that other abortion regulations are enforced,” meaning that anyone could “bring forward a lawsuit against doctors and nurses for providing reproductive care.” Kolodin’s amendment is in lock step with anti-abortion extremists across the nation who have introduced legislation that punishes doctors and nurses as a tool to intimidate healthcare providers into not providing crucial healthcare services. In legislatures across the nation, at least three dozen bills are aimed at doctors and other medical personnel as a way to regulate abortion. All of this comes after Donald Trump said that “There has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions. 

Additionally, after Democrats successfully passed the ban, Republican leadership stripped Rep. Oscar De Los Santos from the House Rules and Appropriations committees as a form of retaliation. 

As a reminder, here’s how Arizona’s MAGA Republicans are lying about their long and detailed record of undermining reproductive rights: 

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