Press Release by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

RELEASE: Trump on State GOP Abortion Bans: “A Beautiful Thing to Watch”

Last night, Trump applauded the surge of dangerous Republican abortion bans that have ravaged reproductive health care and denied women emergency reproductive health care in the wake of the Dobbs decision, saying it is “a beautiful thing to watch.”

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee National Press Secretary Sam Paisley issued the following statement:

“There’s nothing ‘beautiful’ about the extreme abortion bans that Republicans in state legislatures have pursued and enacted. Since the fall of Roe, women have faced an assault on their bodily autonomy – with potentially fatal consequences. Trump’s terrifying vision for rolling back reproductive rights is already a reality because of his army of Republican allies in states that have passed the harshest abortion bans possible.

“Since Dobbs, building Democratic power in state legislatures has been the only defense against the GOP’s crusade on live-saving reproductive health care. As Republican extremism only intensifies, electing Democrats in the states has never been more important. The stakes of the 2024 elections are clear: To protect reproductive rights and combat Republicans’ dangerous agenda, we must elect Democrats up and down the ballot.”