GOP Senate Candidate Kari Lake Comes out Against Arizona Abortion Law

The extremist Republican Supreme Court in Arizona recently ruled that a state law banning nearly all abortions was valid. The bill is 123 years old and bans nearly all forms of abortion. 

The issue for Republicans is that the state of Arizona is purple, with Democrats winning several high-profile elections over the last few years. And this bill could lead to more Democratic wins during the 2024 election season. 

Kari Lake, who is vying for an Arizona senate seat, came out strong against the law today, writing in a statement, "I speak to more Arizonans than anyone and it is abundantly clear that the pre-statehood law is out of step with Arizonans."

Lake continued, "I am the only woman and mother in this race. I understand the fear and anxiety of pregnancy, and the joy of motherhood."

The Republican hopeful closed:

"I wholeheartedly agree with President Trump — this is a very personal issue that should be determined by each individual state and her people. I oppose today's ruling, and I am calling on Katie Hobbs and the State Legislature to come up with an immediate common sense solution that Arizonans can support. Ultimately, Arizona voters will make the decision on the ballot come November."

The ban on abortion is a very thorny issue for Republicans running in the fall. It is most certainly a losing issue in most races, but it is also something deeply important to many Conservative voters. Lake knows this issue can make or break her candidacy and is trying to get in front of it.