House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by attacking former President Donald Trump, Breitbart News reports.
Pelosi did so in a Twitter thread that she released on Friday.
“Today, the Republican-controlled Supreme Court has achieved the GOP’s dark and extreme goal of ripping away women’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions,” Pelosi began.
Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party & their supermajority on the Supreme Court, American women today have less freedom than their mothers. Radical Republicans are now charging ahead with their crusade to criminalize health freedom.
She’s right – sort of
Ever since the start of the Biden administration, the Democrats have been blaming just about everything on Trump and Trump’s administration. At least this time, they are right.
The simple fact is that Roe would not have been overturned if Trump did not put three justices on the court. Justice Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett were instrumental in overturning Roe.
And, Trump, for his part, is happy to take responsibility for this one.
“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump said. “It was my great honor to do so!”
“A woman’s fundamental health decisions”
Pelosi, in the remainder of her Twitter thread, went on to repeat the claim being made by most Democrats that the Supreme Court took away a woman’s right to have an abortion.
“A woman’s fundamental health decisions are her own to make, in consultation with her doctor & her loved ones – not to be dictated by far-right politicians,” Pelosi wrote. “While Republicans seek to punish & control women, Democrats will keep fighting ferociously to enshrine Roe v. Wade into law.”
All the Supreme Court’s decision really did, in contrast to what Pelosi says, is put the controversial abortion issue back in the hands of the people and their state legislatures. Justice Samuel Alito made this clear in the court’s opinion.
Pelosi and the others, though, are now clearly going to try to use the overturning of Roe to gain support ahead of the midterm elections. Whether or not this will work remains to be seen.