Kari Lake “Thrilled” about  Territorial Ban, Called it a “Great Law”

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

ARIZONA -–  Today, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s draconian 1864 ban on abortion without exceptions for rape or incest as Arizona’s current abortion law. Lake has repeatedly praised the dangerous 1864 abortion ban, saying she was “thrilled” about the ban and calling it a “great law.” The ban has no exceptions for rape or incest and would put doctors in jail for providing care.  

See below for every time Lake has praised Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest: 

  • When asked in November 2023 about her support for the territorial ban, Lake said “I haven’t changed, actually.”
  • Obviously, I think Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and I think the Supreme Court, I have a good feeling that they’re going to do the right thing this time and again. I’ll echo what Steve just said. We have a great law on the books right now. If that happens, we will be a state where we will not be taking the lives of our unborn anymore.” [2/5/22]
  • “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. So it will prohibit abortion in Arizona except to save the life of a mother. And I think we’re going to be setting the, paving the way and setting course for other states to follow.” [6/24/22]
  • In response to a question about whether she supported Arizona’s territorial abortion ban, Lake said “I believe life begins at conception,” and “I don’t think abortion pills should be legal,”after having stated “I think the older law is going to go into effect.”
  • In response to the question “Abortion is effectively banned in the state right now […] Is that something you support?”, Lake responded, “I support saving as many lives as possible.” 
  • When Lake was asked, “​​Do you favor one of those two over the other, the territorial law or the 15 weeks ban?” Kari Lake said, “I favor a law that will save as many babies as possible …” 

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