He urged Republicans to instead stay united on the issue, which the Republicans have used to go on the offensive against Democrats, particularly in the wake of a new law in NY that has expanded access to late-term abortion.
Alabama's ban, signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey last week, imposes the harshest limitations of any state in the country - a near-full ban on the procedure, not providing for any window of a pregnancy when abortion is legal. It imposes tough penalties for doctors who violate the law, and only allows exceptions in the case of medical emergencies, not rape or incest.
MA senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren responded to Alabama's abortion ban by saying: "This ban is unsafe and exceptionally cruel - and the bill's authors want to use it to overturn Roe v Wade".
In the wake of the barbaric law passed in Alabama last week banning the right to an abortion, thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend to protest this latest attack on the reproductive rights of women and democratic rights of the working class. "The radical left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue". "We will stand together to defend our right to safe, legal abortion".
Obviously, a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe would further elevate abortion as a defining issue in 2020, giving more energy to the abortion rights movement.
Trump says gains by anti-abortion activists will "rapidly disappear" if, as he put it in a tweet, "we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one".
While she noted that this deviates from standard practice, she pointed to President Donald Trump and Sen. "And that's important, too", the senior White House official said. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), said, "I hope America's women are paying attention because President Trump has started a war on America's women". At that time, she made the choice to receive an abortion.
"You know, I personally am for the exceptions", McEnany said.
The Republican governor was asked about the ban after a news conference Monday about the state tourism industry.
Pro-choice advocates are expected to rally at state capitols and courthouses in all 50 states today in response to Alabama's nearly total ban on abortion passed last week.
Governors in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved bans on abortion once a foetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.
"I don't support the Alabama law, I believe there ought to be exceptions, I am pro-life but there ought to be exceptions", Sen.
She went on to explain that "I am a 1 in 4 woman".