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‘There Is No Consensus’: Chris Christie Reveals Why He Wouldn’t Sign Heartbeat Bill If President

Former Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said Tuesday that if elected president, he would not sign a bill that would restrict abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, saying there was no “consensus” on “emotional issues.” Stated.

Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, signed a bill in April that restricts abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.supreme court turned over After upholding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Authority, a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, Roe v. Wade was heard in June 2022. (Related: ‘Overreach’: Rep. Nancy Mace slams DeSantis over ‘Heartbeat’ bill)

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Asked by “CNN This Morning” co-host Phil Mattingly if he would sign a similar bill as president, Christie replied, “I would not sign a six-week national abortion ban.” Ta. “The reason I don’t do that is because we’ve been fighting for 50 years, and I think I talked about this a little while ago, we’re putting this in the hands of the people, the federal government, in this case the federal government. We fought for 50 years to get it out of hand. The Supreme Court took it out of the people’s hands and gave them no voice. Now the people are speaking out. You’re in Virginia, you’re in Michigan, you’re in Ohio. , you mentioned Kansas, but one thing I know for sure is that there is no consensus on a six-week abortion ban nationally.”

Dobbs’ decision makes abortion a top issue for Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections. During these elections, Republicans underperformed nationally in the “red wave” predictions, but in the Florida gubernatorial race, Mr. DeSantis won as a Republican against former Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist, who served as governor from 2007 to 2011, at 19 % or more.

“We are witnessing great practices of democracy taking place across the country. This is one of the most emotional issues. I am pro-life, that is my personal It’s a belief and I believe in it very strongly,” Christie said. “Here’s the bottom line: People should be able to make this choice. It’s too emotional to leave this in the hands of politicians. Look at what the military went through. Notice how the Senate can’t promote military men because they’re so paralyzed. Do you want to put abortion in those people’s hands? ? I don’t.”

Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama told his fellow senators that he plans to lift a hold on military promotions to protest the Pentagon’s policy of allowing service members to travel for abortions.

According to RealClearPolitics, former President Donald Trump is supported by 61.3% of respondents. average A poll from November 9th to 26th showed Mr Christie’s approval rating at 2.3%.

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