Democrats recently lashed out at the U.S. Supreme Court after it refused to block a new pro-life law in Texas that protects children from abortion when their heartbeat can be detected.
Among those who are completely freaking out over the life-saving, Republican-led legislation is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as she has now vowed to go after Texas and demanded that Roe v. Wade be codified.
The historic legislation went into effect on Wednesday and, in part, allows residents to sue anyone who facilitated an abortion after a certain point. While some have argued this would permit rapists to sue their victims for attempting to abort, the bill’s text clearly says otherwise.
Pelosi gets dramatic
Section 171.206.(b)(1) prohibits “the initiation of a cause of action against or the prosecution of a woman on whom an abortion is performed or induced or attempted to be performed or induced.”
According to the Washington Examiner, Pelosi complained that the new Texas law represents “the most extreme, dangerous abortion ban in half a century.”
“Its purpose is to destroy Roe v. Wade, and even refuses to make exceptions for cases of rape and incest,” the speaker said. “This ban necessitates codifying Roe v. Wade.”
According to Fox News, congressional Democrats are pushing legislation known as the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” which would create a federal right to abortion in all 50 states.
Pelosi calls SCOTUS “cowardly”
In addition to going after the law itself, Pelosi also took aim at the high court, saying, “The Supreme Court’s cowardly, dark-of-night decision to uphold a flagrantly unconstitutional assault on women’s rights and health is staggering.”
Pelosi added: “That this radically partisan Court chose to do so without a full briefing, oral arguments, or providing a full, signed opinion is shameful.”
She went on to reference a challenge to Mississippi’s late-term abortion ban that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear, demanding that it “uphold, as Justice Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, ‘its constitutional obligations to protect not only the rights of women, but also the sanctity of its precedents and of the rule of law.'”
In fact, the Supreme Court’s five conservative members have not upheld the law but simply refused to issue an order to keep it from being enforced while the matter is being litigated.
“In particular, this order is not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’s law, and in no way limits other procedurally proper challenges to the Texas law, including in Texas state courts,” the justices wrote.