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US Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) is obviously trying to get Democrats on the record on whether they support late term abortions. The leftwing UK Guardian reports:

Senator Lindsey Graham was proposing legislation on Tuesday for a nationwide 15-week abortion ban, a politically risky strategy as a backlash grows to the supreme court ruling earlier this summer overturning federal protections for the procedure.

Polling shows that 57% of Americans disapproved of the court’s June reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling guaranteeing access to abortion, and 62% say the procedure should be legal in all or most cases.

The proposal by Graham, a hardline South Carolina Republican, will be called the “Protecting Pain-capable Unborn Children from Late-term Abortions Act”. It stands next to no chance of becoming law, but is seen by analysts as an attempt to frame the discussion around abortion, with fewer than 60 days until the midterms.

Also, President Biden announces a celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act’s 4-week anniversary – just as the new report shows inflation increased.

And Mark Garrison discusses the new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department media policy, and says it was deceptively framed by the Chief last night during the City Council meeting.

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