VIDEO: Eric Hovde Supports 12-14 Week Abortion Ban

By Cherita Booker

May 23, 2024

Republican US Senate candidate Eric Hovde considers the window between 12 and 14 weeks of pregnancy as “probably a reasonable timeline” for deciding on abortion.
It’s a figure that has no basis in medical science.
Furthermore, Hovde told WISN-TV’s “Upfront,” he thinks Wisconsin voters should have the final say on a woman’s right to make decisions about her body—whatever the result. “I’ll have my vote. Everyone else will have their vote.”
Hovde was asked to explain his previous remarks made in April, in which he endorsed a woman’s right to access abortion care sometime during the first three months of her pregnancy. He responded by noting similar timeframes exist in western Europe, such as 14 weeks in France. But France’s government also recently enshrined abortion rights into their constitution, specifically to avoid the kind of legal rollback of women’s healthcare rights seen in the United States.
“There comes a point,” Hovde said, “where a baby can be born healthy and alive.” However, many abortions in late pregnancy are made necessary because of medical issues that mean the baby or the mother will otherwise suffer severe complications or death.

@upnorthnews Republican US Senate candidate Eric Hovde considers the window between 12 and 14 weeks of pregnancy as ?probably a reasonable timeline? for deciding on abortion. It?s a figure that has no basis in medical science. Furthermore, Hovde told WISN-TV?s ?Upfront,? he thinks Wisconsin voters should have the final say on a woman?s right to make decisions about her body?whatever the result. ?I?ll have my vote. Everyone else will have their vote.? Hovde was asked to explain his previous remarks made in April, in which he endorsed a woman?s right to access abortion care sometime during the first three months of her pregnancy. He responded by noting similar timeframes exist in western Europe, such as 14 weeks in France. But France?s government also recently enshrined abortion rights into their constitution, specifically to avoid the kind of legal rollback of women?s healthcare rights seen in the United States. ?There comes a point,? Hovde said, ?where a baby can be born healthy and alive.? However, many abortions in late pregnancy are made necessary because of medical issues that mean the baby or the mother will otherwise suffer severe complications or death. #wisconsin #wisconsinnews #wisconsinpolitics #erichovde #ussenate ♬ original sound – UpNorthNews

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    Milwaukee native Cherita Booker attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has worked in various roles as a multimedia journalist since 2017. She enjoys photography, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

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