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In an interesting turn of events, United States Sen. Chuck Grassley said it would be “unconstitutional” to restrict travel for abortions after last year saying if the federal government required COVID vaccinations to travel by plane or train, then the unvaccinated would have to find another way to travel.

Here is what Sen. Grassley said last year about vaccination or testing requirements to fly.


“Well, I don’t know if that will keep people from traveling or not. I suppose if that was a requirement and you wanted to travel by airplane or I suppose it could apply to trains as well, you might not be able to travel the way you’d want to travel. You’d have to find other ways of traveling, which obviously may be by car. But I don’t see the federal government forcing people to get vaccinated.”

On Wednesday, Grassley told The Des Moines Register “we cannot stop people from traveling anyplace they want to. It’s a constitutional issue and a freedom.”

He said that in regards to whether lawmakers should be able to prohibit individuals from crossing state lines to have their unborn baby’s life intentionally ended.

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