REMINDER: Kari Lake Supports “Draconian” Territorial Abortion Ban

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023
Contact: Olivia Taylor-Puckett,

REMINDER: Kari Lake Supports “Draconian” Territorial Abortion Ban

ARIZONA -– Today, the Arizona Supreme Court will begin considering whether the “draconian” 1864 territorial ban on abortion – which Kari Lake supports – will be reinstated.

Kari Lake said of the ban, which has no exceptions for rape or incest, that she was “incredibly thrilled that we are going to have a great law that’s already on the books […] it will prohibit abortion in Arizona […].

In November, after she launched her campaign for Senate, Lake said her views on abortion haven’t changed actually.” Kari Lake reiterated her support for the “draconian” pre-statehood ban passed before women had the right to vote.

“While the Arizona Supreme Court considers whether the dangerous abortion ban will be reinstated, we already know Kari Lake would ban abortion without exceptions for rape or incest and rip away Arizonans’ rights to make our own health care decisions,” said Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Senior Communications Advisor at the Arizona Democratic Party.

Kari Lake has said over and over again that she is “100% pro-life,” that abortion is an “execution” and “murder” and “almost a genocide” and the “ultimate sin”:

  • When asked about the Texas abortion ban, an extreme law that allows for abortion “bounty hunters,” Lake said, “I will sign that in a heartbeat.”
  • Lake said, “I believe in the Heartbeat Bill that Texas passed and this law in Texas […] I would sign it.”
  • Before Roe v. Wade was overturned. Lake said, “I joined Congressman Gosar in praying for God’s guidance to the Supreme Court and an end to this national disgrace created under Roe v Wade.”
  • Lake said, abortion is “not a choice that somebody gets to make […] That’s not a medical choice.”
  • Lake said “abortion is the ultimate sin” that it is an “execution.”
  • Lake said “I would very much support banning those types of abortion pills,” in reference to medical abortions, which have been proven safe.


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