Kari Lake Changes Her Mind

Kari Lake

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a change of mind which reflects a new and more cautious approach, Republican senatorial candidate Kari Lake has spoken out against an Arizona Supreme Court ruling which allowed a 1864 law banning abortion almost entirely to enter into force in the Grand Canyon State.

In Arizona, both Senate candidates, representing different political parties, expressed opposition to the state Supreme Court’s recent ruling, The Hill reports.

This ruling reinstated the 1864 law that makes no exceptions for rape or incest, and only allows abortion when the mother’s life is at risk.

US Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, and Kari Lake, a Republican, both advocated for overturning this decision – tough their reasoning was notably different.

Lake, despite previously praising the 1864 law and endorsing stringent abortion regulations, now argues that the state Legislature should handle abortion rights.

This shift came shortly after former President Donald Trump suggested that abortion matters should be determined by individual states.

“I understand the fear and anxiety of pregnancy, and the joy of motherhood. I wholeheartedly agree with President Trump — this is a very personal issue that should be determined by each individual state and her people,” Lake declared in a statement.

“I oppose today’s ruling, and I am calling on [Democratic Governor] Katie Hobbs and the State Legislature to come up with an immediate common sense solution that Arizonans can support,” she added.

Meanwhile, Gallego intensified his support for abortion rights, describing the court’s decision as “devastating for Arizona women and their families.”

“This is not what Arizonans want. This decision rips away the right for women to make their own healthcare decisions with their doctors,” he said.

“I promise you that we will fight this together. And with your help, we will win,” the Democrat added.

Gallego also criticized Lake for her prior endorsement of the 1864 law, highlighting her previous support despite its implications for abortion access in cases of rape or incest.

The battle over abortion rights is set to be a central issue in the 2024 elections, with Arizona among the states where the debate is most intense, The Hill comments.

Additionally, an amendment concerning abortion rights might appear on the Arizona ballot in November, fueled by successful signature collection efforts.

The report notes that, nationally, Democrats have found political advantage in the abortion rights conversation since the reversal of Roe v. Wade in 2022, attracting moderate voters, and stimulating engagement among women and younger demographics.

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