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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to CBS News’ Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” today. They covered multiple topics including the war between Russia and Ukraine. However, the possible overturning of Roe Vs. Wade seemed to be the major topic of discussion.
While the Democrats don’t seem to have a clear strategy to ward off the possible major decision, it appears that they are trying to juggle talk of various different stunts to try to keep their voter base intact. It has been proposed that a U.S. House bill be passed to codify national abortion rights, however, Pelosi doesn’t seem entirely confident in that being a fix-all.
In the interview, Pelosi strangely invoked religion twice, in such a way as to defend abortion, regardless of the fact that the Christian faith anyway, largely is against abortion, and certainly the Bible. After being told by Brennan that there aren’t enough U.S. Senate votes for a bill, she responded this way:
“Well, the Senate is- you’ll have to talk to the Senate about the Senate. But I do think that it puts an urgency on what’s happening in the election. Two more- one or two more senators could sweep back the filibuster rule for this purpose, and then women would have a right to choose. This is about something so serious and so personal and so disrespectful of women. Here we are on Mother’s Day, a week where the court has slapped women in the face in terms of disrespect for their judgments about the size and timing of their families. So, the fact is, let’s keep our eye on the ball. The ball is in the court of those justices. One of them at least said over and over again that precedent- that president has been established again and again on Roe v Wade and that- so this decision is about being anti-precedent and anti-privacy and has serious ramifications as we go- as we go down this path and has to be softened. And I don’t think there’s a good outcome, but there’s a better outcome as far as this is concerned.”
After that she said:
“Let’s just be prayerful about this. This is- this is about respect for privacy. What’s next? What’s next? Marriage equality? What’s next, contraception?”
Later on in the interview she went on, referencing religion vaguely yet again:
“Well, it depends on what the legislation is and what the impact that it has on women’s lives. The- the enshrinement of Roe v. Wade into the law is the way in order to protect a woman’s right to choose. I don’t know why they say they’re for that and can’t be for this legislation. Should we all have a discussion and find our common ground? Always, always. But this year, either for the enshrinement of Roe v Wade, or you’re not. It’s the law of the land. 50 or nearly 50 years of the precedents- precedents of it has been reaffirmed, what, 14 times. And just because there has been- the Republicans were very clear when they had a presidential campaign that their campaign was to elect a president who would appoint judges, who would vote to overturn Roe v Wade. It didn’t say the science would change. And one more point in that regard. Mitch McConnell pulled back the filibuster rule in order to have those justices confirmed by 51 by not needing 60 votes by 51.
So, this is a political decision on the part of this- the rule of law in our country should be respected. Women should be respected to make their own judgments with their family, their doctor, their God.“
The quotes come from a CBS transcript and you can see the video below:
Time will tell what the Democrats do next to appease their base. They have been lukewarm in telling possible rioters to stay “peaceful” because they know it’s a lose-lose scenario with the 2020 riots not helping the Democrat’s reputation any more.
However, much of their voter base also supports radical behavior such as protesting at Supreme Court justice’s homes, which we strongly condemn.