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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said former President Donald Trump’s lasting influence on the Supreme Court has made it "anti-freedom" and "dangerous" to families.
During an appearance on CNN’s "State of the Union" Sunday, Pelosi responded to criticism that Democrats should have been better prepared for the attack on abortion rights after a leaked draft opinion this month signaled the conservative-leaning Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
"Who would ever [have] suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far right and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court?" Pelosi argued.
"So this is not about long game," she said. "We played a long game. We won Roe v. Wade a long time ago, we voted to protect it over time. We have elected a Democratic House of Representatives that is pro-choice. Again, you have the 60 vote thing in the Senate and lack of clarity on top – part of some of the Republicans who say they’re pro-choice and then voted against a woman's right to choose."
"But let's not take our eye off the ball," she continued. "The ball is this court, which is dangerous to the freedoms of a country. Beware in terms of marriage equality, beware in terms of the other aspects of it, and so, let's not waste our time on that. The fact is, this is a dangerous court – to families, to freedom in our country, and that is why people have to mobilize."
Pelosi invoked her Catholic faith to bolster her argument, saying a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy lies between the woman and "her god."
"We're talking about a woman's decision-making – her family, her god, her doctor, her own decision-making. So we have to fight the fight on the issue now," she said. "I say this as a practicing, devout Catholic, five children in six years and on... (Read more)