Rep. Katie Porter claims inflation ‘reinforces’ the need for abortion on MSNBC

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Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., appeared on MSNBC’s "Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell" Wednesday night to discuss Democrats in the Senate failing to pass their abortion bill.

Although abortion was the main topic, O’Donnell questioned how it compared to an issue like inflation in light of President Biden calling it the number one priority of the administration.

"Well, I don’t think they compare, I think they actually reinforce each other," Porter said. "So the fact that things like inflation can happen, and it can become more expensive to feed your kids and to fuel your car, is exactly why people need to be able to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed. So I think the fact that we’re seeing this jump in expenses, that we’re seeing people having to pay more in the grocery store, pay more at the pump, pay more for housing, is a reason that people are saying, ‘I need to be able to make my own decisions about when and if to start a family.’

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