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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday slammed the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade, arguing that the justices are “eviscerating American rights.”
Pelosi — in remarks at her weekly press conference, which took place minutes after the decision was released — said the ruling is an “insult” and “a slap in the face to women.”
“This morning, the radical Supreme Court is eviscerating American rights and endangering their health and safety,” Pelosi said.
“Today the Republican-controlled Supreme Court has achieved their dark, extreme goal of ripping away a women’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions,” she added.
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Friday morning to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and overturn Roe v. Wade, which requires that states allow abortion until the point of fetal viability, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe’s central decision.
Pelsoi on Friday blamed top GOP figures and the Republican Party as a whole for the decision.
“Because of Donald Trump, [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party, their supermajority and the Supreme Court, American women today have less freedom than their mothers. With Roe and their attempt to destroy it, radical Republicans are charging ahead with their crusade to criminalize health freedom,” she said.