Which Republican senators have made the most controversial comments on abortion in the past few years?
Sen. Lisa Murkowski Lisa Ann MurkowskiGOP says Kavanaugh will be a ‘terrible’ choice for Supreme Court nominee Republican senators say Kavanaugh is not a ‘model citizen’ MORE (R-Alaska) said Thursday that if her Democratic colleague wins in November, she will make abortion one of the issues on the ballot.
Murkowski has a long history of voting against abortion rights, including her support for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy John Glenn KennedyKavanaugh’s fate rests with Sen. CollinsGOP again postpones Kavanaugh confirmation for one-week FBI investigation Democrats: Trump ‘will not be stopped’ from attacking women MORE (D-Mass.).
Murkowski told MSNBC on Thursday that she’s not opposed to the procedure for rape victims, but that she believes abortion should only be used as a last resort for victims of domestic violence.
Murkkowski said she is “100 percent” in favor of legal abortion for rape survivors.
“I am 100 percent pro-life,” she said.
“But I believe that if we do have to have an abortion to save the life of the woman, I’m in favor.”
Murkowski’s comments came after Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamGOP senator slams Kavanaugh for refusing to vote against Kavanaugh GOP senator defends ‘vile’ comments on Ford ‘rape’ comments: ‘I will never forget them’ GOP senator says Kavanaugh should be cleared of wrongdoing over ‘rape culture’ MORE(R-S.C.) told Fox News that he is “not in favor” of abortion in rape cases.
Graham also defended comments he made last year that were criticized for calling for women to get abortions for rape.
“You know, you don’t want to have a society that allows women to be victims of sexual assault, do you?”
Graham said at the time.
“I just think we’re going to have to look at how we treat women and how we react to them.
We’ll have to get better.”