April 12, 2024

Senate hopeful Kari Lake fears AZ abortion ban will motivate voters in November

Senate candidate Kari Lake continued to oppose the revival of Arizona’s 1864 near-total ban on abortion, during a campaign rally at the University of Arizona on Thursday night.

Kari Lake speech AP Arizona republican Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake speaks at a rally, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 in Chandler, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
AP Photo/Matt York

Kari Lake said that allowing the 1864 law to stand would incentivize voters to pass an initiative establishing a constitutional right to abortion in the state that is likely to be on the ballot in November.

“So if we have a law that does not have even an exception for a nine year old, 10-year-old girl, that was a victim of incest or a girl, a young woman, who’s been raped," Lake said. "People of this state, I know them. They are not going to support that and they’re going to end up voting for 9 months of abortion, and that is not an option.”

During an interview in 2022 when Lake was running for governor, she said she supported the Civil-War era law, according to Politifact.

Lake spoke to a room of about 100, many who were students, hosted by the UA College Republicans.

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