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Seth Dillon mockingly responds after Kari Lake campaign says Babylon Bee post 'isn't even valid satire'

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Kari Lake's campaign blasted the Babylon Bee over a piece mocking Lake's abortion stance.

The satire site's headline that Lake's campaign objected to read, "Kari Lake Announces Plan To Lose Another Election But This Time While Supporting Baby Murder."

"This is reprehensible and it isn't even valid satire. Disgusting," the "Kari Lake War Room" account wrote in response to the Bee's tweet.

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Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon fired back, mocking the complaint from Lake's campaign. "I would like to apologize to everyone affected by the invalid satire we published earlier. From now on we will check to make sure it's as valid as the abortion law in Arizona before posting," he quipped.

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Lake, who is currently running in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Arizona, has said that she would oppose a federal abortion ban.

She has also expressed opposition to an Arizona Supreme Court ruling on a law that prohibits performing abortion unless the mother's life is in peril.

The law states that, "A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take any medicine, drugs or substance, or uses or employs any instrument or other means whatever, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of such woman, unless it is necessary to save her life, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two years nor more than five years."

While the ruling to allow enforcement of the law marked a clear win for the pro-life cause, Lake opposed the decision and called for the state's legislature and Democratic governor "to come up with an immediate common sense solution that Arizonans can support."

The ruling stated, "Although we lift the stay on enforcement of § 13-3603, we do so with two caveats. First, § 13-3603 may be enforced prospectively only. Second, we stay enforcement of § 13-3603 for fourteen calendar days from the filing date of this Opinion to permit the parties, on remand, to determine whether to pursue remaining issues raised in the trial court and, if so, to request further stay relief at the trial court's discretion."

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Republican Kari Lake shocks with opposition to pro-life ruling, claims Arizona needs a 'common sense solution'

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Arizona Republican Kari Lake, the presumptive GOP nominee for a United States Senate seat, opposes the pro-life ruling in Arizona.

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a state law, passed in 1864 decades before Arizona became a state, is enforceable. The law not only prohibits abortion — except in cases to save a mother's life — but makes it a felony to perform one or help a woman procure one.

In a statement, Lake condemned the ruling and claimed the "pre-statehood law is out of step with Arizonans."

"I am the only woman and mother in this race. I understand the fear, anxiety and joy of pregnancy and motherhood. I wholeheartedly agree with President Trump — this is a very personal issue that should be determined by each individual state and her people," Lake said.

"I oppose today's ruling, and am calling on [Gov.] Katie Hobbs and the State Legislature to come up with an immediate common sense solution that Arizonans can support," she added.

Not only did Lake voice her opposition to the ruling, but she promised not to support a federal ban on abortion if she is elected to the Senate.

"I am not going to D.C. to legislate an issue that has been returned to the states," Lake explained.

The problem with Lake's position, pro-life advocates might argue, is that because the overturn of Roe v. Wade returned the issue of abortion to individual states, some states have no restrictions on abortion at all, theoretically permitting abortion up until the moment of birth.

In fact, seven states — Alaska, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont — plus Washington, D.C., have no gestational limit on abortion.

That's why one of the leading pro-life organizations, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, fiercely denounced Donald Trump's position on abortion, which Lake's mirrors.

"Unborn children and their mothers deserve national protections and national advocacy from the brutality of the abortion industry. The Dobbs decision clearly allows both states and Congress to act," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America. "Saying the issue is 'back to the states' cedes the national debate to the Democrats who are working relentlessly to enact legislation mandating abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. If successful, they will wipe out states’ rights."

Lake's opposition to the Arizona law is an about-face. Just two years ago, she praised the statute as "a great law."

Lake's position on the issue is important because, if she is elected to the U.S. Senate, she could be part of Republicans winning back control of the upper house.

That means her opposition to a federal ban on abortion could sink efforts to pass one if Republicans win control of both the House and Senate.

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