On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham defended both his federal measure restricting abortion and his past statements over whether abortion should be left to the states.

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On "Fox News Sunday," Graham (R-S.C.) stated, "To those who suggest that being pro-life is losing politics, I reject that."

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced a bill that would ban abortion in most cases at 15 weeks of pregnancy. A companion bill has been proposed in the House by Rep. 

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 Chris Smith (D-N.J.). Some conservatives have argued that abortion restrictions should instead be left to individual states.

Graham's legislation would allow abortion restrictions in states that have enshrined it in their constitutions. 

Supporters of legal abortion say Graham's legislation shows the GOP's aim is to ban abortion. Graham says he has not been inconsistent on his own stance on the issue. 

He also rejected the idea that Republicans shouldn't talk about abortion because of their stance on the subject.

Graham proposed a bill in 2020 that would have outlawed abortions performed after 20 weeks. However, many Democrats

 who see a potential benefit in a midterm election season where abortion rights have energised many liberals, have painted his bill this week as a political blunder.