Fun little one-two punch of misogyny and racism.
A Nebraska Republican state senator argued Wednesday for a six-week abortion ban by claiming there are too many foreigners living in the state, invoking a racist conspiracy theory.
Since Roe v. Wadewas overturned, abortion is allowed in Nebraska up to 21 weeks and six days of pregnancy. But on Wednesday, the Senate began debating a bill that would ban abortion after six weeks, before many people even know they are pregnant.
NE State Sen. Steve Erdman (R) uses Great Replacement talking points arguing for a six-week abortion ban.— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) April 12, 2023
“[We have] not grown except those foreigners who have moved here or refugees who have been placed here … because we’ve killed 200,000 people. These are people we killed.” pic.twitter.com/ehAqEYO6oC
Senator Steve Erdman decided that the best argument in favor of the ban was the “great replacement theory,” which the Southern Poverty Law Center defines as a “racist conspiracy narrative [that] falsely asserts there is an active, ongoing, and covert effort to replace white populations in current white-majority countries.”