Democrat candidate for President, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., released an additional statement on Monday regarding his position on abortion. Kennedy’s campaign has been working to clarify his position since he “misunderstood” a question from a reporter at the Iowa State Fair on the issue.
Kennedy said he would sign a ban on abortions either at 15 weeks or 21 weeks. But his campaign later clarified, saying he instead believes it should “always” be a woman’s right to choose and he would not sign legislation that bans abortion.
The campaign responded to an inquiry from The Iowa Standard late Monday afternoon:
“I am a firm supporter of the principles laid out 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade,” Kennedy said. “For Constitutional and moral reasons, I believe the decision on whether to continue a pregnancy should be up to the mother. Roe v. Wade served this country well for 50 years. I support the judicial principles behind it. If the courts do not overturn Dobbs v. Jackson and restore abortion rights, I will support legislation to accomplish the same. Body sovereignty must be protected.”