House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that the US Supreme Court was “dangerous to our country’s liberties” and advocated action by private companies, workers who may live in states with strong pro-life laws, abortion benefits to grant Roe v. calf has tipped over.
Pelosi was interviewed on Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union after Democrats failed to pass a radical abortion bill that would codify last week roe and dramatically expand abortion rights by overriding state laws that regulate abortion procedures for health and safety reasons or protect the religious conscience rights of faith-based health care providers.
Moderator Dana Bash asked what the California Democrat would encourage women to do if they want an abortion but live in a state where it would be illegal in a post office.roe America.
“For example, would you encourage private companies to offer travel for abortion as a health benefit?” asked Bash.
“Well, of course, but the fact of the matter is that we as a country — that is — are just putting this in perspective,” Pelosi said. She argued that the history of the Constitution is a history of expanding liberties, citing how previous court decisions on abortion or gay marriage had defined liberty “more fully.”
“This is the first time the court has reversed a liberty defined by precedent and respect for privacy,” Pelosi said. “So, let’s focus on who we are as a country and not become something we have to rely on [private companies]. I think that’s all good. It helps women, and that’s important.
“But it is also important to know that this is not right. This is not the path of freedom for our country. So they put freedom on the ballot. And our democracy was on the ballot because of what they did on the election,” she said.
Pelosi went on to claim that everything from gay marriage to the right to use contraception would be in jeopardy if the court were to overturn roe.
“Let’s keep our eyes on the ball. The ball is that place that is dangerous to our country’s freedoms. Beware of marriage equality. Beware of other aspects of it,” she said.
“The fact is, this is a dangerous court for families, for freedom in our country. And that’s why people have to mobilize. And I’m saying we don’t torture ourselves, we organize ourselves knowing that if they – indeed – elections will have consequences.”
Speaker Pelosi on CNN’s State of the Union with Dana Bash
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