Donna Brazile: Texas Abortion Law ‘More Severe’ than Rape
'This is bad. Bad news for women'
Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile has claimed the recent Texas abortion law is a “war on women.”
During ABC’s “This Week” roundtable, anchor George Stephanopoulos said:
“I think you’re still a resident of Louisiana, at least part-time."
"We heard Senator Bill Cassidy say the Democrats are overreacting in hysterics."
“We’re overreacting in terms of the storm?”
“No in terms of the Texas abortion ban.”
“No way. No way. I want to thank Senator Cassidy for his leadership."
"As well as Cedric Richmond and the federal government."
"It is true that most people are still without power," she said.
"Most people are still looking for gasoline and food."
"Truth is that the government is there helping people get back on their feet."
"It’s going to be a long time. No, George, when the penalty for having an abortion after being raped is more severe than the penalty for rape, you know it’s a war on women."
"This is bad. Bad news for women. Bad news for Texas women. Bad news for low-income and minority women. Simply because they have gutted Roe v. Wade."
"This is bad news. We should act as if what happened in Texas is likely to happen in many more states court has opened the door for this to happen."
"I’m not a lawyer. I can tell you one thing, to allow this to go into effect when they have in the past denied other states who tried to have viability at 15 weeks. No, it’s bad news."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the law a “catastrophe to women."
Pelosi, a self-proclaimed "Catholic,” blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s silence on the application by abortion providers for an injunction.
“SCOTUS’s failure to block #SB8 has delivered catastrophe to women in Texas,” Pelosi tweeted.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden demanded a federal invention against the legislation.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling overnight is an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights under Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for almost fifty years,” Biden said in a statement.