Trump VP Shortlist on Notice


Donald Trump is currently weighing a variety of Republicans to join his ticket as the vice presidential pick. While these candidates may be different in many ways, one thing is clear: no matter who he picks, the GOP ticket will be a huge threat to our reproductive rights. Trump and the members of his VP shortlist support an extreme anti-abortion agenda that further endangers reproductive rights in America, from abortion to IVF to birth control. We’re putting these 14 potential VP picks “On Notice.”

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Trump’s “Veepstakes” pool

Trump’s “Veepstakes” pool

  • On Notice

    Ben Carson

    • Advocated for a total ban on abortion, with no exceptions

    • Stated, “My position is that abortion[s] should not be done. I believe that it’s murder… Including in cases of rape and incest”

  • On Notice

    Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19)

    • Called reproductive health care “sick, perverse, and [ideology that] erodes our Nation’s moral compass”

    • Contrary to his current attempt to hide his record on IVF, he was one of 167 anti-choice Republicans who co-sponsored the 2021 Life at Conception Act

    • Voted against the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022

    • Has a 100% rating from Florida Right to Life

    • Earned an A+ rating from anti-abortion group SBA List

  • On Notice

    Sen. J.D. Vance (OH)

    • Supported a national abortion ban, saying, “Some minimum national standard is totally fine with me”

    • Endorsed by and received an A+ rating from anti-abortion group SBA List

    • Co-sponsored the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which spreads misinformation with the goal of banning safe and legal abortion

  • On Notice

    Kari Lake

    • Called abortion the “ultimate sin” and said that abortion medication should be illegal

    • Praised the passage of Texas' near-total abortion ban, SB 8, and said Arizona would be next

    • In 2022, she publicly supported Arizona’s pre-Civil War extreme abortion ban and is now lying about her support

    • Was endorsed by anti-abortion group SBA List

  • On Notice

    Sen. Katie Britt (AL)

    • Said “my family and I are praying that the Supreme Court finally overturns Roe this year”

    • Endorsed by anti-abortion group SBA List

    • Co-sponsored a bill that would permanently ban federal funding for abortion

    • Opposed the Women’s Health Protection Act

    • Has yet to condemn the devastating IVF ruling in her home state

  • On Notice

    Gov. Kristi Noem (SD)

    • Pledged to be the “most pro-life governor in the nation”

    • Called the overturning of Roe v. Wade "wonderful news”

    • Endorsed by anti-abortion group SBA List

    • South Dakota has one of the Nation's strictest abortion laws

  • On Notice

    Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)

    • Said “My whole point is to be consistent on this issue, I believe we should be protecting from the moment of conception to the moment of birth and that our laws should reflect that”

    • Endorsed by and received an A+ rating from anti-abortion group SBA List

    • Co-sponsored numerous bills that would ban or severely limit abortion access, including Sen. Lindsey Graham’s federal abortion ban

    • Signed the amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

  • On Notice

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14)

    • Called the overturning of Roe v. Wade a “blessing” and a “miracle”

    • Has an A+ rating from anti-abortion group SBA List

    • Voted for legislation that would mislead pregnant people and prevent doctors from providing safe and legal abortions

  • On Notice

    Nikki Haley

    • Declared she is “unapologetically pro-life”

    • When asked if she would sign a national abortion ban, she said “I would support anything that would pass” and “I do think there’s a place for federal law”

    • Praised by anti-abortion group SBA List as being “uniquely gifted at communicating from a pro-life woman’s perspective”

    • Signed an abortion ban as governor of South Carolina

    • Said she would sign a six-week abortion ban if she were still governor

  • On Notice

    Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL)

    • When asked if he would sign a national abortion ban as president, he said, “Yes, I will.”

    • Promised to take action to ban abortion, noting, “I’m a pro-life governor. I’ve signed pro-life legislation. I’ll be a pro-life president. … Of course, there’ll be executive actions”

    • Was thanked by anti-abortion group SBA List for supporting a national abortion ban at the Republican presidential debate

    • Signed a six-week abortion ban in Florida as governor

  • On Notice

    Gov. Sara Huckabee Sanders (AR)

    • Despite Arkansas having one of the most extreme bans on abortion in the country, she doesn’t think that’s far enough

    • She proclaimed, “I want to push for the strongest pro-life legislation that we can possibly have in our state…” and made clear she would not advocate for exceptions

    • Was endorsed by anti-abortion group SBA List

  • On Notice

    Sen. Tim Scott (SC)

    • Claimed, “If I were president of the United States, I would literally sign the most conservative pro-life legislation that they can get through Congress”

    • Said, “I’ve co-sponsored a 20-week bill. I’ve signaled very clearly I’d sign a 15-week bill”

    • Has an A+ rating from anti-abortion group SBA List

    • Co-sponsored legislation that would lead to the national criminalization of abortion

  • On Notice

    Vivek Ramaswamy

    • When asked about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ six-week abortion ban, he said, “I think that that’s a reasonable bill for him to have signed, absolutely”

    • Believed the U.S. Supreme Court should rule against the FDA’s decades-long approval of mifepristone, the first of a two-part series of drugs used in medication abortion

  • On Notice


    No matter who Donald Trump picks for his running mate, they will support his extreme anti-abortion agenda.

The difference between these extremist and Democratic pro-choice champions couldn’t be more clear. Abortion is on the ballot!

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