Supreme Court justices appear to be on the verge of overturning a landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion in the United States, according to Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), speaker of the House of Representatives.
CNN’s State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash asked Pelosi if the Supreme Court’s decision to limit federal abortion rights could lead to restrictions on marriage equality.
Never lose sight of the goal, shall we? Our country’s freedoms are in jeopardy because the ball is on this court. Let’s not waste our time worrying about marriage equality and other aspects of it,” Pelosi warned.
Because of this, our country’s freedom and the safety of our families are in jeopardy.” That’s why everyone needs to get involved. I’ve always said that we don’t agonize over elections; instead, we organize and go out into the community to let people know that voting does have consequences.”
Why does Nancy Pelosi keep calling for a “big, strong Republican Party”? pic.twitter.com/a3j0PWOLwK
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Earlier this month, Politico published a draft majority opinion that indicated that the court was ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. Roe was “egregiously wrong from the start,” the draft ruling said, and “a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history,” the draft ruling claimed that.
In a subsequent ruling, the Supreme Court confirmed the authenticity of the document but noted that it did not reflect the court’s final decision.
Later, the House of Representatives passed a report calling for Roe v. Wade to be codified on a federal level. However, Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin blocked the legislation in the Senate (D-W.Va.).
Nancy Pelosi calls for a strong Republican Party.
“Here I am, Nancy Pelosi, saying this country needs a strong Republican Party.”pic.twitter.com/J6e3ly4F3K
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In the wake of the report, anti-abortion activists have staged protests across the country, warning that overturning nearly 50 years of precedent could lead to a reduction in other rights.
Pelosi linked former President Trump’s appointment of three conservative justices to the bench during his four-year presidency to the draft decision on Sunday.
Who would have predicted that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, brandishing a list of judges he would select, gaining the support of the far right, and installing anti-freedom justices to the Supreme Court? Pelosi asked.