Mike Johnson lays down shocking stance on attempts to pass national abortion ban

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) does not see a path to a nationwide abortion ban. 

Despite Johnson’s long history of being an anti-abortion advocate, both as a lawyer and as a representative, his new role as a leader has forced him to put some strong beliefs aside in the name of governance. With a law background, he’s looking at it from a different perspective.

“No, I don’t,” Johnson told Politico when asked if he had any plans to push for a nationwide abortion ban during a second Trump presidency.

It’s a move away from his views from when he was a rank-and-file member. Then, he co-sponsored federal legislation that would have banned abortion around the six-week mark. He was critical of the legality of Roe v. Wade before it was overturned. He endorsed Justice Clarence
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