Pelosi: Supreme Court’s Abortion Draft Ruling ‘Slapped Women in the Face’
'I do think that it puts an urgency on what’s happening in the election'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has claimed that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion set to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision “slapped women in the face.”
During an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation," Pelosi said:
“I do think that it puts an urgency on what’s happening in the election."
"Two more- one or two more senators could sweep back the filibuster rule for this purpose, and then women would have a right to choose," Pelosi said.
"This is about something so serious and so personal and so disrespectful of women," she added.
"Here we are on Mother’s Day, a week where the court has slapped women in the face in terms of disrespect for their judgments about the size and timing of their families," Pelosi continued.
"So, the fact is, let’s keep our eye on the ball," she added.
"The ball is in the court of those justices.
"One of them at least said over and over again that precedent had been established again and again on Roe v. Wade and that- so this decision is about being anti-precedent and anti-privacy and has serious ramifications as we go- as we go down this path and has to be softened," she continued.
"And I don’t think there’s a good outcome, but there’s a better outcome as far as this is concerned.”
“Let’s just be prayerful about this."
"This is- this is about respect for privacy."
"What’s next? What’s next? Marriage equality? What’s next, contraception?”
As Neon Nettle earlier reported:
In addition to calls from a number of Democrats for Congress to codify Roe — with legislation that would make abortion a federally-protected right — a number of elected officials and abortion activists joined in calls for Biden to undercut the early opinion by adding justices.
"Right-wing extremists have hijacked the Supreme Court of the United States. We must #ExpandTheCourt to rebalance it and defend our basic rights, including the constitutional right to an abortion,” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted.