(ConservativeInsider.org) – Abortion is understandably one of the most hotly debated topics in politics, as vulnerable American lives are at stake. The 1973 Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling on Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. However, states are able to regulate abortion within the limits of that federal law. But some lawmakers, like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), think SCOTUS is purposefully allowing people to break these current abortion regulations.
Warren Calls SCOTUS “Extremist”
On Wednesday, April 6, Senator Warren met with Joy Reid on MSNBC’s “The Reid Out.” During their discussion, Reid asked the lawmaker about her opinion on an Oklahoma bill recently passed that would make performing an abortion a felony, a charge that could lead to 10 years in prison for the provider.
Warren spoke about growing up in Oklahoma as she recounted her childhood memories of poor women getting abortions in “back alleys.” Warren declared that these procedures will happen regardless of what the law reads, so making such a law is, “just a question of how much danger, how much risk, and how hard this falls on the poorest and on the most vulnerable.” She noted that rich women in her town would simply travel somewhere they could get a legal abortion.
Warren went on to add that the fact the Oklahoma legislature passed this law severely restricting abortion reflects its attitude, believing that the current conservative leaning SCOTUS will back them up. Warren then called the nation’s highest court “extremist,” saying that it is actually “emboldening” state lawmakers to break the law by failing to declare the law unconstitutional as soon as it was passed.
Warren Argues Abortion Negatively Affects Poor People
In Senator Warren’s argument, she highlighted that abortion restrictions unfairly target poor people who cannot travel across state lines to receive an abortion somewhere else. However, this argument completely ignores the actual issue: that abortions kill innocent children in their mothers’ wombs.
With abortion readily available in every state, it can be used as a form of birth control. However, people, regardless of financial wellbeing, are capable of using birth control effectively, making abortion access unnecessary. Perhaps Warren should focus more on birth control access and education than allowing women to easily seek out a provider who will end their pregnancy and a tiny life.
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