Nancy Pelosi: Supreme Court ‘dangerous to families and liberties’ | US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is “dangerous to families and to the freedoms of our country,” Nancy Pelosi said Sunday as judges prepare to finalize a draft ruling that will strip away abortion rights in the US for nearly a century.

The Speaker of the House railed against conservative judges appointed by former President Donald Trump in an interview Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union address, urging Democrats to keep their “eye on the ball” to protect other freedoms. protect those she sees under threat.

“Beware of marriage equality, beware of other aspects,” she said.

“Understand this. This isn’t just about terminating a pregnancy. This is about birth control, family planning.

“This is a place where freedom and the kitchen table, issues of American families, come together. What decisions does a family make? What about birth control for young people? It goes beyond just a particular situation. It’s huge in terms of birth control, in vitro fertilization, a woman’s right to decide.”

Pelosi, the day after hundreds of protest events took place across the country, insisted that Democrats had done what they could to protect abortion rights through legislation. She pointed out that the House passed a bill before the women’s health protection bill failed in the Senate on Wednesday, and said she was still optimistic about a resolution backed by pro-choice Republicans.

But she said the 60-vote requirement in the Senate was “an obstacle to a lot of good things,” and that Democrats should rally before the November midterm elections to “repair the damage” caused by conservative judges, including Trump’s three nominations, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Comey Barrett.

“Who suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president, brandish a list of judges he would appoint, and thereby gain the support of the far right and appoint those anti-freedom judges to court?” she said.

“This is not about a long game. We played a long game, we won Roe v Wade a long time ago, we voted to protect it over time. Let’s not take our eyes off the ball. The ball is this court, which is dangerous for families, for the freedoms in our country.

“The genius of our founders was to have a constitution that allowed for the freedom to expand. This is the first time the court has taken back a liberty defined by precedent and respect for privacy.”

Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders said on NBC’s Meet the Press that he remained hopeful that abortion rights legislation could be revived before the midterm elections.

“No one should think that this process is dead. We need to bring those bills up again and again and again,” he said.

“People can’t believe you have a Supreme Court and Republicans willing to destroy 50 years of precedent. What we need to do is end the filibuster on this bill, do everything we can to get 50 votes for the strongest possible bill to protect a woman’s right to control her own body.”

An NBC News poll, conducted after the leak of a draft opinion and reported by the network on Sunday, found that six out of 10 voters were in favor of abortion rights, and that 52% of voters were “less likely” to have an abortion. candidate to support the supreme draft ruling of the court.

But the poll found that inflation and the economy remained the top concerns for voters as the midterm elections approach.

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