GOP Senator Ron Johnson is not signaling support for new legislation introduced this week by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that would ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks and includes exceptions in the case of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother. In an email, Johnson spokeswoman Alex Henning said the senator believes “this is a profound moral issue and agrees with the Dobbs decision to allow the democratic process to unfold in each state to determine at what point does society has a responsibility to protect life.”

Johnson’s Democratic opponent Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes pointed out that Johnson supported past versions of Graham’s bill that included a ban after 20 weeks. Johnson also signed an amicus brief in support of a law banning abortion after 15 weeks in Mississippi. “Ron Johnson’s willingness to compromise women’s freedoms and put their lives at risk is disqualifying.” Barnes said in a press release. “Once again, he’s proving how out of touch he is with our lives and our values.”

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