(PatriotWise.com)- Democrats are downright mad that the Supreme Court removed federal protections for a woman’s right to an abortion with its decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case last week.
Liberals all over the country are throwing around various threats and promises as to what they’re going to do next in response to the conservative-leaning court’s ruling.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for one, said that she thinks it’s time to eliminate the filibuster in the Senate so that Democrats can push through legislation that would codify a woman’s right to an abortion in the U.S.
On Monday, Pelosi released a statement in this regard, only three days after the high court made its 5-4 ruling public. She wrote the court’s decision displayed “the Supreme Court’s disrespect for a woman’s freedom over her reproductive health.
She added that Democrats in the House were anticipating this ruling and were “preparing for the possibility of this tragic outcome,” though. And in doing so, she said:
“Our Caucus has been exploring avenues to protect the health and freedom of American women.”
To do that, Pelosi listed some ways that Democrats could take action for women. She referred to legislation that would protect “personal data stored in reproductive health apps,” saying “Americans have the Constitutional right to travel freely” throughout the U.S.
This particular idea has been floated around recently. Abortion rights activists are worried that red states may subpoena the data and information on women’s reproductive health apps in cases where they want to charge someone with either illegally getting an abortion — or helping someone to do so.
It would be quite the invasion of privacy, but one that Democrats think is a realistic possibility in a post-Roe world.
Pelosi also pushed heavily for a bill that would “enshrine Roe v. Wade into the law of the land.”
The Speaker also noted how she felt that the concurring opinion in the case written by Justice Clarence Thomas was “disturbing.” She added that it “confirmed many of our deepest fears about where this decision may lead,” such as “taking aim at additional long-standing precedent and cherished privacy rights.”
Pelosi also said that Democrats were working hard to codify some of the freedoms that have already been lost in the Dobbs case, and that Thomas took aim at in his concurring opinion, such as the right to contraception and same-sex relationships and marriage.
She also called on the members of her party to come together to oppose the decision, “[w]hile this extremist Supreme Court works to punish and control the American people.”
She didn’t stop there, though. She also took aim at former President Donald Trump as well as the Senate Majority Leader at the time, Mitch McConnell, for their three appointments to the high court that ultimately decided this case — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
“It is essential that we protect and expand our pro-choice Majorities in the House and Senate.” And when that happens, she said they need to “eliminate the filibuster so that we can restore women’s fundamental rights — and freedom for every American.”