You might think that as an opponent of abortion rights under any circumstances (including rape, incest or protecting the health of the mother), Congressman Cline would be celebrating the news that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, thus enabling states to once again criminalize abortion.
But as with most self-described “pro-life” (in reality pro-forced birth) members of Congress, that appears not to be the case.
Instead he joined other Republicans to mainly complain about the fact that the news was leaked.
Perhaps Cline has noticed that his extreme position is rejected by the vast majority of Americans– even those who favor some restrictions on abortion.
And now that the end of Roe is in sight, with all that implies, maybe he doesn’t want to call attention to it– especially in an election year.
According to a Washington Post article:
Republican lawmakers are facing renewed internal pressure to support child benefit programs for parents after a leaked opinion on Monday showed the Supreme Court is prepared to strike down federal abortion protections.
Does anyone expect Ben Cline to start supporting laws that help children and families after birth?