Kari Falls Flat on Her Face During Face the Nation Interview
For Lake, “True Choices” Means Forcing Victims of Rape or Incest to Carry A Pregnancy to Term
PHOENIX–Kari Lake struggled to face her extreme stances on Face the Nation Sunday for a trainwreck of an interview where she said that “true choice” for women is either keeping a baby or putting it up for adoption, with no other choice. “I’m for giving women true choices,” Lake said on CBS’ Face the Nation. In Kari Lake’s Arizona, even women who are victims of rape or incest would not have the “true choice” to seek an abortion.
Lake has long supported the 1901 ban on abortion, which has no exceptions for rape or incest and requires prison time for doctors and has since doubled down on her support for any and all bans on abortion. During the Face the Nation trainwreck, Lake yet again appeared to stand by any and all bans by swearing that she will “uphold the law” on abortion.
Let’s Take a Look At Kari Lake’s Long Record on Abortion:
- After a pre-statehood law banning abortions and criminalizing doctors is again law, Kari Lake went on Fox News where she doubled down on her support for the abortion ban, saying “I’m pro-life. I’ve never backed away from that and never will.” Talking to AZ Family, Lake tried to feign confusion over which Arizona abortion ban was in effect.
- Lake responded to the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe by saying she supports the 1901 Arizona law and celebrated the 1901 ban as a “great law” during a forum in February and said she would support and enforce it during the Republican primary debate. Lake even knew the 1901 abortion ban well enough to memorize the statute number. In a June 24th interview with the Conservative Circus, Lake said, “I’m incredibly thrilled that we are going to have a great law that’s already on the books, I believe it’s ARS 13-3603.”
- Lake has referred to people who seek abortion care as “executioners” and has repeatedly called abortion “murder,” framing women who seek abortion care as murderers, saying, “I believe that taking the life of an unborn child is murder.” She’s said “I am pro-life 100%. I’m against abortion,” opposing exceptions for rape and incest or the life of the woman. When asked if she supported exceptions for rape and incest, Lake said, “I don’t believe that any child should be killed in a mother’s womb” and that “abortion is the ultimate sin.” In a June interview on Fox News and in the GOP primary debate, Lake also said she supports outlawing abortion pills.