Top 2024 Republican hopefuls are divided over whether to kick the growing issue of abortion to the states or lean on the federal government to safeguard the unborn.
A barrage of polls has indicated that anti-abortion policies could be a potent liability in the general election, but primary contenders are also keenly energizing their base.
“It’s a state issue. And every time a Republican talks about banning this or this many weeks here or there, we are losing,” Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH) told NBC’s Meet the Press. “Let me get every Republican potential candidate to take a piece of paper and write this down: it’s a state issue.”
Unlike most Republicans, Sununu opposed the overturn of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed national abortion access. But his sentiment about offloading the politically volatile issue to the states was reportedly echoed by the 2024 Republican front-runner, former President Donald Trump. Read more…