Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) cut through the talking points of Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) to call out the big-government fascism behind her “pro-life” points.
Video of Warren:
RADDATZ: You heard Governor Noem there. She and millions of others believe this will save the lives of unborn children. Is that a position you can respect in any way?
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA): Look, what she’s really saying is that when this decision is made, it should be made by the government. That the government should move in and the government should determine whether or not a pregnancy is forced to continue or whether or not a pregnancy can be terminated.
I believe, and it has been the constitutional right for women across this nation for nearly half a century, for the woman to be able the make that decision with her doctor, with her religious adviser, with her family, but not something that the government should be in the middle of.
RADDATZ: You know, you and President Biden are saying that Roe is now on the ballot. Indeed, it is. Go to the polls, you say. President Biden says, go to the polls. But look at the states outlawing abortions. Those are largely conservative states. Governor Noem had a point there, people go to the polls. They went to the polls, just like your constituents in Massachusetts where abortion is legal. So, why not leave it to the states?
WARREN: Look, we have never left individual rights to the states. The whole idea is that women are not second-class citizens. And the government is not the one that will decide about the continuation of a pregnancy.
Sen. Warren was right. No matter what spin Republicans try to put on this about “freedom,” the truth is that Republicans are saying that the government should control women’s healthcare.
The Roe overturn has nothing to do with freedom. The decision is another shift away from individual liberty toward right-wing big government fascism. In Orwellian fashion, the right proclaims liberty as they stole a fundamental right from the majority of Americans.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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