Pelosi on SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade: ‘The Hypocrisy Is Raging, But the Harm Is Endless’


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

( – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) panned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization as “a slap in the face to women about using their own judgment to make their own decisions about their reproductive freedom.

The court’s decision does not ban all abortion. Instead, it allows the states to decide. 

However, Pelosi warned that “the Republicans are plotting a nationwide abortion ban,” and she urged voters to prevent the GOP from reclaiming the majority in Congress.

“They cannot be allowed to have the majority in the Congress to do that, but that’s their goal, and if you read, and again we’re all studying that is all, but if you read what is in the very clear, one of the justices had his own statement. It’s about contraception, in vitro-fertilization, family planning. That is all what will spring from their decision that they made today,” the speaker said.

Pelosi said that the high court contradicted itself after ruling Thursday that concealed carry in public is a constitutional right, but that abortion is not.

“The hypocrisy is raging, but the harm is endless. What this means to women is such an insult. It’s a slap in the face to women about using their own judgment to make their own decisions about their reproductive freedom, and again, it goes well, I always have said termination of a pregnancy is just their opening act,” the speaker said.

“It’s just their front game. Behind it and for years, I have seen in this Congress, opposition to any family planning domestic or global when we have had those discussions and those debates and those votes on the floor of the House,” she said.

“This is deadly serious, but we are not going to let this pass. A woman’s right to choose, reproductive freedom is on the ballot in November. We cannot allow them to take charge so that they can institute their goal which is to criminalize reproductive freedom, to criminalize it. Right now, they are saying in states they can arrest doctors and all the rest. What is happening here?” Pelosi said.

“What is happening here? A woman’s health decisions are her own to make in consultation with her doctor, her faith, her family, not some right wing politicians that Donald Trump and Mitch Mcconnell packed the court with. While Republicans seek to punish and control women, Democrats will keep fighting ferociously to enshrine Roe v Wade into law of the land,” the speaker said.

“This cruel ruling is outrageous and heart wrenching, but make no mistake. Again, it’s all on the ballot in November. The Supreme court has ended a constitutional right. This is 50 years proclaimed a constitutional right. What happened today was historic in many respects, historic in that it had not granted, recognized a constitutional right and then reversed it. This is a first,” Pelosi said.

“Again, just before it imposed a constitutional right to allow for concealed weapons. How about those justices coming before the senators and saying that they respected stare decisis, the precedent of the court, that they respected the right of privacy and the Constitution of the United States. Did you hear that? Were they not telling the truth then?” she asked.

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