During an interview on Newsmax, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) lamented the fact that Democrats are continuing to push disinformation about abortion following the Supreme Court ruling that sent the issue back to the states.
On June 24, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the issue of abortion to the states. Since then, Democrats have attacked the decision, and many have tried to push disinformation in order to rile up their base, claiming that conservatives don’t care about women’s health or asserting that states will move to ban procedures to help women suffering from ectopic pregnancies.
In his Wednesday appearance on Newsmax’s “Spicer & Co.,” the Kansas senator called out the left for fearmongering.
“This is absolute fearmongering functioning at the most emotional level. And what’s disturbing is even when we debunk these myths, they just repeat it two or three or four or five times,” Marshall said. “They don’t care about the truth. We do have our work cut out for us.”
The Republican senator, who is also an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN), celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe, which finally allowed states to make decisions on abortion restrictions as state legislatures see fit.
“Certainly we do value both the health of the mom and the baby,” Marshall told the show’s co-hosts Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith, responding to a false claim being made by Democrats that the procedure to help women with ectopic pregnancies — where a fertilized egg is in a position in which it cannot be expected to survive — will be banned by states.
“But women with ectopic pregnancies are going to be taken care of. Women having miscarriages are going to be taken care of,” the senator continued. “I’m a pro-life physician. I’ve never done an abortion, but I’ve taken care of hundreds of women with ectopic pregnancies, hundreds more with miscarriages.”
“Every trigger law out there has an exemption for the life of the mother,” Marshall added. “An ectopic pregnancy is a threat to the life of the mother. We used to have a saying in our residency: Don’t let the sun set on an ectopic pregnancy.”
The Kansas Republican went on to express his concerns about Democrats pushing claims about the mental health of a pregnant woman in order to find a way to get an abortion by working around state-passed abortion laws, but Marshall noted that the issue can be left with state lawmakers to pass legislation on too.
“Never underestimate the left’s ability,” he concluded. “This is a spiritual battle. We’ll do our best to debunk that when possible. I’m just going to have to have confidence that our state legislatures, elected state legislators, can help work through that situation.”