Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defended his proposed abortion ban this week, saying that if a pregnant mother sings to her fetus then it must be considered a person.
Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reported on Tuesday that potential presidential candidates like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) had written letters in support of Graham’s bill that would ban abortion in the United States after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“If you’re telling parents to sing to the baby because they understand your voice, really should we be aborting a child at the stage of the pregnancy?” Graham asked the network.
“I don’t want anybody carrying the Republican banner that doesn’t get this. If you don’t get this, then you’re the extremist,” he added.
And the support from potential Republican presidential candidates has been overwhelming, Graham said.
In addition to Bush and Jindal, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK), Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) have all expressed support for the bill.
Critics, however, argue that even if Republicans take over the Senate and Graham is able to pass his bill, the Supreme Court will strike it down because a fetus is not viable until 22 weeks.
“Bring it on. I want this debate,” Graham quipped.
Watch the video below from CBN’s The 700 Club, broadcast Sept. 16, 2014.