This Statement From Nancy Pelosi is one of the Most Dangerous Comments Ever Made Towards the Supreme Court

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on June 14, 2022. CNN.com

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave a desperate speech to her colleagues last Friday. She told her fellow Democrats that the future of the Democratic agenda–to preserve abortion and restrict guns–will depend on the midterm elections. She said that abortion is a ”human right” and made false claims on the nature of the SCOTUS decision.

“Over the last two days, the Supreme Court has inflicted devastation on our nation: flooding our public spaces with more deadly weapons and erasing women’s fundamental right to make their own reproductive health decisions,” Pelosi wrote in her letter.

Fox News reported:

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Friday overturned Roe v. Wade and its nearly 50 years of precedent protecting abortions as a constitutional right. On Thursday, SCOTUS ruled that New York City’s ban on concealed carry permits was unconstitutional.

According to Pelosi, President Biden, and other Democratic leaders, those two decisions cast a dark cloud over America and represent an erosion of human rights.

“The only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose in the balance it existed, is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade as federal law,” Biden said. Noting that Congress doesn’t have enough votes to do that he called on Americans to vote for lawmakers in the midterms who would codify a right to have abortion into federal law.

“This fall, Roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right privacy, liberty, equality are all on the ballot,” Biden said.

The Dobbs decision is just “Republicans’ opening act in their desperate crusade tp punch and control women,” Pelosi wrote in her Dear Colleagues letter, noting that former Vice President Mike Pence had called for “sanctity of life [to be] restored to the center of American law in every state in the land.”

In his own opinion on the Dobbs decision, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the Supreme Court should also consider other precedents that pave the way for decisions recognizing citizens’ rights to privacy in using contraception (Griswold v. Connecticut) and gay marriage (Obergefell v. Hodges).

“We must ‘Remember in November’ That the rights of women, and indeed all Americans, are on the ballot,” Pelosi said, promising to “continue to beat the drum–not only of what the challenges are, but what we as Democrats are doing about it.”

poll released in May found that a very small portion of registered voters supports abortion after 15 weeks.

Biden’s awful approval ratings, inflation and the price of almost everything increasing have Democrats scared for the midterms. Republicans are expected to do better in Congressional races.

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