CNN host Jake Tapper asked if he would enforce “Mississippi’s nearly total abortion ban that exists” if Roe deer were overthrown, the Republican governor said he would.
“If you believe, as I believe very strongly, that this innocent unborn child in its mother’s womb is, in fact, a child, the most important word when we speak of unborn children is not to being born, but they’re children, ”Reeves said. “And so, yes, I will do whatever I can to protect the lives of these children.”
Reeves argued on Sunday, as he has repeatedly done in the past, that abortion is not a constitutionally guaranteed right. He said Roe deer should be overturned and abortion laws should be left to states, “the laboratories of democracy”.
Tapper insisted on Mississippi’s infant mortality rate, which is the highest in the country. And the governor responded that he recognizes these statistics and works to change them, also saying that “when you look at this unborn baby in the womb, and you see him as a human being, it really changes your point. of view on a lot of different things. “
Later appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) Adopted a similar tone, saying he was “perfectly comfortable” with the concept of criminalizing l abortion and that the issue should be decided at the state level.
“When it comes to issues like this that divide our country in such a way that we never get 60 votes on any of these topics, I think the practical solution is, when not listed , to send it back to the States. “Braun said.