South Carolina GOP Rep. Nancy Mace compares her state's abortion bill to the 'Handmaid's Tale'

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'Handmaid's Tale is not expected to beryllium a roadmap': GOP Rep. Nancy Mace slams Republican-led states curbing termination entree for rape survivors and warns her enactment against going 'to the acold corners of the right' connected gestation termination

  • South Carolina lawmaker Rep. Nancy Mace warned that the extremes connected the close and the near bash not correspond astir Americans' presumption connected abortion
  • She tore into her location state's aboriginal efforts to walk a full termination prohibition but for aesculapian emergencies, but with nary for rape oregon incest
  • Mace took contented with a proviso requiring for rapes to beryllium reported immediately 
  • 'I conscionable can't adjacent ideate a satellite wherever your girl, a teenage miss who's been raped, to person to study those things,' said Mace, who had been raped arsenic a teen

By Elizabeth Elkind, Politics Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 16:23 BST, 7 August 2022 | Updated: 20:44 BST, 7 August 2022

Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina compared immoderate GOP-led states' crackdowns connected termination entree to dystopian caller 'The Handmaid's Tale' connected Sunday.

In an interrogation with NBC's Meet The Press, the freshman lawmaker besides warned chap Republicans that taking excessively utmost of a presumption connected termination could spell occupation successful November's midterm elections.

It comes aft Kansans shattered turnout expectations connected Tuesday to ballot successful droves against a ballot measurement that would person stripped its authorities constitution of the close to terminate a gestation up to 22 weeks. 

The ballot was the archetypal specified nationalist referendum since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade successful precocious June.

Mace, who was raped arsenic a teenager, defended her absorption to Roe v. Wade and claimed Congress present had a work to enactment connected termination - to shield it from extremes connected some sides.

'Put successful guardrails that they're comfy with and let's determination forward. And we tin bash this astatine the national level and springiness immoderate guidance to states oregon states tin bash it arsenic well,' she said, adding that astir Americans were not connected the fringe.

Her interest with the post-Roe crackdowns, Mace suggested, was with regulations extracurricular of those placing limits connected gestational timelines.

Republican Rep. Nancy Mace billed herself arsenic 'staunchly pro-life' but tore into her location authorities of South Carolina's effort to walk a full termination prohibition with nary exceptions for rape oregon incest

WATCH: Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd she has concerns astir privateness for rape victims and radical seeking abortions arsenic authorities legislators question to instrumentality caller laws aft the autumn of Roe v. Wade.@RepNancyMace: "Handmaid's Tale was not expected to beryllium a roadmap."

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 7, 2022

'You've got states that are going to effort to prohibition women from traveling, that if you're raped that you've got to study it to the police,' Mace said. 

'Well, I was raped erstwhile I was 16, and it took maine a week to archer my mother. By that clip immoderate grounds would've been gone.'

She took purpose astatine authorities that's conscionable precocious been introduced successful South Carolina that would wholly prohibition termination prevention for emergencies erstwhile the beingness of the parent is successful danger.

'My ain location state, they privation women to beryllium required and mandated to study erstwhile they are raped. And I conscionable can't adjacent ideate a satellite wherever your girl, a teenage miss who's been raped, to person to study those things,' Mace said.

'And, you know, Handmaid's Tale was not expected to beryllium a roadworthy map, right? This is simply a spot wherever we tin beryllium successful the center. We tin support beingness and we tin support wherever radical are connected some sides of the aisle.'

Mace defended herself arsenic 'staunchly pro-life' but warned her colleagues wrong the GOP - arsenic good arsenic lawmakers crossed the aisle - against catering to the fringes connected termination rights.

'I bash deliberation that it volition beryllium an contented successful November if we're not moderating ourselves, that we are included exceptions for women who've been raped, for girls who are victims of incest, and surely successful each lawsuit wherever the beingness of the parent is astatine stake,'  Mace explained.

Abortion-rights activistic rally astatine the Indiana Statehouse pursuing Supreme Court's determination to overturn Roe v. Wade connected June 25, 2022 successful Indianapolis. Indiana passed a full termination prohibition precocious successful the aftermath of the precocious court's ruling

'That's wherever the immense bulk of women are successful my state. And I'm going to proceed to combat for those things. But we can't spell to the acold corners of the close oregon the acold corners of the left.'

She said earlier successful the interview, 'On the acold near you person folks that privation termination for immoderate crushed up until birth, and past connected the acold close we person states that are trying to guarantee that nary termination for immoderate crushed including rape and incest victims successful girls.' 

'Somewhere successful the mediate is wherever we've got to meet, and I bash judge that Congress has a role, and I privation to play a portion successful that relation successful shaping argumentation for the aboriginal for each American successful our country,' Mace besides said.

The GOP lawmaker precocious came retired connected apical of a superior contention against a challenger backed by Donald Trump, Katie Arrington. 

She's besides 1 of 8 Republican lawmakers to ballot successful favour of the House of Representatives' Right to Contraception Act, which would person codified the rights granted by Roe v. Wade.

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