Kari Lake, a Trump endorsed Republican candidate for Arizona Governor—if elected—supports legislation to include banning FDA approved abortion pills along with all medical abortion clinics in Arizona


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Nicole White, Reporter

Kari Lake, a Trump endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate is apparently willing to go further than dismantling medical abortion clinics in Arizona. Lake has reportedly said she would consider supporting legislation banning abortion pills as well.

Lake told Fox News reporter, Bret Baier during a recent interview that she supports closing all Arizona abortion clinics and banning FDA medically approved abortion pills.

Medication abortion is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, and the pills can be taken at home.

Medical abortions are considered to be safe.

“They’re very safe and very effective,” said Dr. Siripanth Nippita, a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at N.Y.U. Langone Health.

Last month Lake told KTAR News 92.3’s FM’s on The Mike Broomhead Show,

“I believe that abortion is the ultimate sin.”

In push back against Lake’s statements, Phoenix Democratic Mayor Kate Gallego tweeted that she was “deeply disappointed” with the Supreme Court’s decision and that, “Phoenix is pro-choice city,” and wrote, “A majority of the city council and I have no interest in using city resources to prevent women from accessing healthcare.”

“While Ms. Lake continues to use what appears to be the only play in her playbook—attempting to score points via schoolyard bullying tactics—Mayor Gallego has been clear—Phoenix will not prioritize the investigation or prosecution of health care personnel,” said Jeanine L’Ecuyer, a spokesperson for Mayor Gallego. “Instead, the Phoenix Police department will remain focused on the issues impacting this community, with a particular focus on violent crime, especially violent crime involving guns.”

Tucson Mayor, Regina Romero called the recent SCOTUS ruling “hard to accept” and “a wrecking ball, dismantling the rights of some people in this country.”

“The future of abortion law in Arizona is ambiguous, but one thing is clear: If we do not have autonomy over our bodies, then what is freedom?” Romero tweeted on Tuesday. “If SCOTUS was willing to strike down 50 years of settled law. What are they coming after next?”

Lake faces Republican gubernatorial candidate opponents, Scott Neely, Matt Salmon, Karrin Taylor Robson and Paola Tulliani-Zen in the August 2 primary.