Vivek Ramaswamy on Abortion



I believe that abortion is a form of murder

So, I believe in being principled on this, Chuck. I'm unapologetically pro-life. And like many in the pro-life movement, I believe that abortion is a form of murder. Murder, though, is regulated by the states, not by the federal government. I believe in the Constitution. I think Roe was wrongly decided. I've said so for a long time. This is a matter for the states, not the federal government. And I stand, I stand on principle there.
Source: Meet the Press on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Apr 30, 2023

Supports state level ban at six weeks when brainwaves begin

[On restricting abortion]: "Life ends right when brainwaves end--that's how we determine when life ends on the back end. I think we should apply a consistent principle on the front end, that's around the six-week mark that brainwaves do begin," Ramaswamy told Fox News. "This is not an answer for the president, because I think the federal government should be out of this. But if you're a governor or you're dealing with this in the states, I can share with you my opinion on it," Ramaswamy said.
Source: Washington Examiner on 2024 Presidential hopefuls , Apr 26, 2023

Abortion is murder, should be regulated at the state level

Ramaswamy, a 37-year-old entrepreneur and author, said in an interview with the Register that he believed the issue should be left to the states. "Murder, I think abortion is murder," he said. "Murder is regulated at the state level. I think we've got to keep it there. I think there's danger where once you federalize the issue, the same shoe can fit the other foot, politically speaking, and that could put us right back in the same quagmire at the federal level."
Source: Des Moines Register on 2023 Faith & Freedom Coalition , Apr 22, 2023

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