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United States Sen. Chuck Grassley has gone on record saying that abortion is not a federal issue. However, he is criticizing his Democrat opponent Mike Franken anyway after Franken said he does not support any restrictions on abortions at this stage.

Franken was asked by CBS News’ Robert Costa to clarify his stance on abortion.

“I believe that a woman has the right in all such matters and what we shouldn’t have is a constitutional lawyer or Chuck Grassley or the federal government or worse yet the state government standing in that maternity ward. Standing on the side of that OBGYN. This is ridiculous and Chuck Grassley, just so we all know, this is his legacy.”

Franken declined to provide his stance on abortion, just saying the majority of women in America should be asked if they want to be treated secondary and have men make the decision for them. When asked if there are any abortion restrictions he wants to talk about in detail that he supports or does not support, Franken said:

“Not necessary at this stage.”


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