“Politicians don’t belong in our doctors’ offices, they don’t belong in our bedrooms, and they shouldn’t be making these kinds of decisions on behalf of the American public and women across America,” Nessel said Sunday.
A leaked draft opinion showed that the US Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling that negated Michigan’s abortion law and others across the country. Many states never bothered to repeal their old laws, seeing no reason to do so since they no longer apply.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that the Supreme Court has “punched women in the face.”
“This is about something so serious and so personal and so disrespectful to women,” Pelosi said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “It is the law of the land for almost 50 years. The precedence has been reaffirmed, how many, 14 times?
In a joint statement last week, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote: “Reported votes by Republican-appointed justices to overturn Roe vs. Wade It would go down as an abomination, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history.”