U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham speaking with attendees at the 2015 Iowa Growth & Opportunity Party at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Via Wikimedia Commons.

As if the road to securing the U.S. Senate were not precarious enough for Republicans, Lindsey Graham recently blasted a crater into their path. His Washington-centric, 15-week limit on abortions swallowed whole the “Let the states decide!” sword that the GOP has wielded against the now-vacated Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

“When the Dobbs decision came down, the proponents of that decision said [they] just want to leave it to the states,” Vice President Kamala Harris told Vice News on Friday, firing the howitzer shell that Graham gift-wrapped for her. “Within about 12 weeks now, they want a national ban, which means they are moving the goalposts, right? They are now saying there should be a national ban, a blanket ban in all states.”

The South Carolina Republican senator’s proposal is tight enough to enrage abortion lovers like Harris yet loose enough to demoralize pro-life purists such as conservative commentor Carrie Sheffield. She wrote for NBCNews.com: “Graham is copping out by pushing for a 15-week ban.”

Graham would allow abortions in cases involving rape or incest. Many pro-lifers oppose those exceptions, arguing that the baby’s odious conception should not trigger its execution.

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Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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