Friday, March 31, 2023

Gillibrand attacks Scotus draft opinion on Roe: ‘I would like to talk to America’s men’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took aim at a draft of the opinion leaked this week, in which Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade showed plans to reverse, demanding that cisgender men try to imagine what the United States would be like without abortion rights for pregnant people.

“I would like to speak to the people of America for a minute,” the New York Democrat said during a press conference on Thursday. “Imagine that for 10 months you don’t have authority over your own body. Imagine if you would die in childbirth even though you can’t decide who your kids are with, even if you can’t When will you have that baby?

“I don’t think a man in America can really imagine what his body, his bodily functions, what happens to him, and what life would be like for 10 months.”

The senator’s outrage comes just days after a majority opinion of the Supreme Court draft, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, said the high court would overturn a decades-old landmark ruling that made abortion a constitutional right. Actual rule is expected sometime in June, but states under Republican leadership have begun to back access to abortion—some even criminalizing it.

“It is an outrage that we have five Supreme Court judges who lied, lied in their confirmation hearings to confirm. It is an outrage that in America today, our judicial system is so corrupt and so political and is no longer representative of the will of the people,” Gillibrand said. “Five judges said they respected the precedent, five said that Roe v. Wade was set the precedent, five said they would never dilute the established precedent. It is unconscionable that this decision was made by the American people.” What will you do for it?

Democrats in Congress have attempted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. The original bill has failed due to a lack of votes – and while eliminating the filibuster could get the job done, enough lawmakers, including select Democrats, refused to support such a move.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) filed an updated version of the bill Tuesday night in a desperate attempt to protect abortion rights. The new version of the bill does not include the legislative findings that provide important context behind the proposed legislation, but it is still likely that the bill will fail when the Senate votes next Tuesday.

Gillibrand called it “barbaric,” “inhumane” and “unacceptable,” saying “I don’t think 50% of Americans should be told that they have to put their bodies at risk of life or death without their consent.” ”

“I hope that every human being in this country understands that when you take away a woman’s right to make decisions about her health and well-being, she is no longer a full citizen. She no longer has the liberty, her He no longer has physical autonomy, he no longer has basic civil rights or civil liberties,” she continued. “That is what this decision in America will do today. , This is a life or death moment, and we need to fight like this. ,

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