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RNC Chair McDaniel Comes Out Against Alabama Abortion Ban: I Would Have Exceptions for Incest and Rape

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel added herself to the list of conservatives objecting to Alabama’s new law almost completely banning abortion.

In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, McDaniel acknowledged that the bill is very likely to be challenged in the Supreme Court because of its contradictions with Roe V. Wade on women’s reproductive rights. Camerota noted that several prominent conservatives have spoken against the law for restricting abortion even for cases of incest and rape, McDaniel tried to pivot in order to blast Democrats for their positions on abortion, and that “there’s a wide spectrum and Roe V. Wade has not decided these issues.”

When Camerota presented a test case of “a 12-year-old incest victim would have to carry her rapist’s child,” McDaniel called it an “egregious” situation before complaining that DNC chairman Tom Perez doesn’t get asked tough questions about how Democrats’ positions on abortion.

The CNN host was able to get the conversation back on track though by asking McDaniel if she’s alright with the Alabama bill allowing for no exceptions.

“Personally, I would have the exceptions,” McDaniel said. “That’s my personal belief…We don’t have a litmus test as to whether you can belong to our party. But we are the party of life.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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