Leftist House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) emphasized that abortion care should be a decision between a woman and her doctor, rejecting the interference of extreme politicians in such a sensitive healthcare choice.
He criticized Republican attempts to limit reproductive freedom and highlighted the public’s rejection of such efforts, citing recent election results as evidence.
Jeffries also pointed out the consequences of the Republican agenda to restrict reproductive rights, particularly in light of the composition of the Supreme Court.
Speaking of Republicans, MSNBC host Alex Wagner questioned, “They seem to think, Leader Jeffries, that there’s some difference that the American public sees in a ban versus a 15-week, what they call limit, or at least that’s what Virginia Gov. Youngkin (R) calls it.”
“And they — despite the results of last night — they keep hammering down on this notion that the public sees a difference between giving a woman reproductive freedom for an entire pregnancy and just part of the pregnancy. What is your response to that specific strategy?”
Jeffries answered, “Well, abortion care should be a choice between a woman and her doctor, period, full stop.”
“Not these extreme politicians who are trying to jam their ideology into this incredibly important, sensitive healthcare decision, that a woman should be able to make. That’s what freedom in America is all about.”
“And the American people — as was evidenced in Kentucky and Ohio and certainly, in Virginia — are not fooled by the Republican efforts to spin what they fundamentally are trying to do, which is to eradicate reproductive freedom in America.”
“As the former president has indicated, that was their agenda, that was their objective, that’s why they stacked the Supreme Court, and now they’ve got to live with the consequences of their extremism being made clear to the American people.”
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