National Dems attack Marco Rubio’s anti-abortion record as VP speculation spikes

Marco Rubio
The DNC suggests consideration of Florida's senior Senator proves Donald Trump would impose a national ban.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent an email blast attacking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s record on restricting abortions. The move comes as speculation on Donald Trump’s running mate reaches a fever pitch ahead of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

The overarching message is that regardless of Trump’s professed plan to leave abortion regulation to states, considering Rubio as his VP proves otherwise.

“First, Donald Trump’s handpicked Supreme Court justices ended Roe v. Wade; now, he’s trying to hide his extreme Project 2025 agenda to outlaw abortion nationwide,” said DNC spokesperson Aida Ross.

Rubio isn’t just voting to keep Florida’s draconian abortion ban that bans abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant — he’s already spent years supporting a nationwide ban, including with no rape or incest exceptions. If given the chance, Rubio will gladly help make Trump’s national abortion ban a reality for all Americans.”

As Trump vets a short list of candidates for Vice President, Rubio has notably softened his position on abortion. He supported removing any language about a national abortion ban from the RNC platform.

“Our platform has to reflect our nominee, and our nominee’s position happens to be one grounded in reality,” Rubio told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday. “(It’s) voters at individual states who will get to decide how and to what level they want to restrict abortion, if at all.”

But the DNC email notes Rubio’s voting record shows historic support for national restrictions and willingness to defy the will of most Florida voters on the issue.

He opposes a Florida constitutional measure on the ballot this year that would roll back a six-week abortion ban signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Rubio has also introduced seven federal bills to restrict abortion during his time in the Senate, according to WFTV Eyewitness News.

And shortly after the Supreme Court overturned Roe, Rubio co-sponsored a national abortion ban filed by U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina. And while that had some exceptions in case of rape and incest, Rubio in 2022 told CBS News he would support a national ban with no exceptions.

In 2010, he told the National Pro-Life Alliance in a questionnaire that he supported all of the organization’s abortion positions, including supporting a requirement that spouses be notified before women receive abortions and legislation declaring life begins at conception.

Just last month, Rubio marked the anniversary of overturning Roe with a cheery social media post.

“The anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned is a celebration of life and the promise of a bright future ahead,” he wrote on X.

That was days after Rubio joined most Republican colleagues in voting against a Senate bill preserving access for all women to in vitro fertilization.

The lengthy email details Rubio’s stated positions and votes dating back to his first Senate campaign in 2010.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Not Woke

    July 10, 2024 at 5:33 pm

    That’s it. That’s their single issue. If Ka Mana gets the nod, that is all she will talk about.


    • Michael K

      July 10, 2024 at 8:59 pm

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      • My Pronoun Is?

        July 11, 2024 at 7:11 am

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  • Elvis Pitts "THE BIG VOICE ON THE RIGHT" American

    July 10, 2024 at 7:16 pm

    Stupid Democrats the 50 States now control Abortion ….
    No longer a Federal Campaign Issue.
    Stupid Democrats.
    Elvis Pitts American


  • Elvis Pitts "THE BIG VOICE ON THE RIGHT" American

    July 11, 2024 at 6:04 am

    Good Morn ‘Ting Dook 4 Brains Leftys,
    I am starting to get concerned for your mental health. Because your party has trashed our Great Nation so far down the Toilet your party will be “Unelectable” for the next 24 years …. and this Undisputable Truth is starting to slowley sink into your thick Dook Brains. In fact many Americans will pass away from old-age befor another Democrat/Dook is back in The White House.
    So what you Dooks do after the election is of great concern both to me, Elvis Pitts American, and The Presumptive Nomimiee of The RNC, Donald Trump.
    Maybe we will set up some sort of support for you guys as we are very careing.
    Thanks Dooks, just a quick shout-out to let you know we are Aware & Care.
    Elvis Pitts American


    • Dick Whittaker

      July 11, 2024 at 6:58 am

      Thats great Mr. Pitts,
      While a lot of us still pray to our devil dieatys that somehow one of us will somehow stumble into power, we know we took our cray cray too far Nationally and Internationally.
      If we win we will crush you, the nation, and Isreal. We will never care about conservatives mental health like you and Donald Trump do.
      Mr. Pitts after much constrination and consideration I am abandoning my wicked ways, repenting my sins to Jesus, and becoming a Trump voting Republican.
      You have opened my eyes to Truth.
      Yours Truley, Dick Whittaker


  • My Take

    July 11, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    The material against VD Vance would make this pale.


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