Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused pro-life advocates of wanting to “lock women back in the kitchen” because they oppose the killing of unborn babies.
“It is not 1952,” the Democratic presidential candidate said Saturday in South Carolina, according to the Washington Examiner.
Warren suggested that pro-life advocates’ real goal is to oppress women and return to a 1950s-era society where women rarely worked outside the home.
“You’re not going to lock women back in the kitchen. You are not going to tell us what to do,” she said during a forum hosted by Planned Parenthood.
She claimed that pro-life laws are a “class … and race attack on women,” and argued that they hurt low-income women who cannot afford to abort their unborn babies.
Warren promised to force taxpayers to fund abortions, as well as to “fully fund” Planned Parenthood, which does more than 330,000 abortions annually and posted a record $1.6 billion income last year.
“The truth is we have been on defense for 47 years and it’s not working,” she said, referring to the recent pro-life laws that passed in a number of states.
If elected, Warren said she would end President Donald Trump’s restrictions on taxpayer funding to abortion groups. She said she also would make sure immigrants and women who are incarcerated have access to abortions, the report states.
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“What better way to celebrate my birthday than right here with Planned Parenthood?” Warren said in a video posted on Twitter. The video showed Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen and other staffers singing “Happy Birthday” to Warren as they prepared for their event advocating for abortion on demand.
Like the other Democratic presidential candidates, Warren supports unrestricted abortions up to birth and taxpayer-funded abortions. In February, she also defended infanticide after voting against a bill requiring basic medical care to infants who survive abortions.
In May, she introduced a massive new plan to legalize abortions for any reason up to birth throughout America and force taxpayers to pay for them. She said she believes the legislation is necessary because the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade in the near future.
Her plan would prohibit states from “interfering” in any way with a woman’s access to abortion. This leaves no allowances for restrictions on abortions after unborn babies are viable or even partial-birth abortions, which could become legal again under her plan.
Additionally, her proposal would require that all health plans “– including Medicare for All — [include] contraception and abortion coverage.”
“These extremist Republican lawmakers know what the law is — but they don’t care,” Warren said in May. “They want to turn back the clock, outlaw abortion and deny women access to reproductive health care. And they are hoping the Supreme Court will back their radical play. I’ll be blunt: It just might work.”
However, polls indicate that Warren is the real “extremist” in voters’ eyes. A recent Hill-HarrisX survey found that 55 percent of voters said they do not think laws banning abortions after six weeks – when an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable – are too restrictive, according to The Hill.
The findings are not unique. Gallup polls consistently have found that a majority of Americans think all or most abortions should be illegal. In 2018, 53 percent of respondents said abortions should be legal in only a few (35 percent) or no circumstances (18 percent).
In February, a Rasmussen poll found that just 21 percent of voters support New York’s new late-term abortion law, which allows abortions for basically any reason up to birth. A full 66 percent oppose the law, including 44 percent who identify as “pro-choice” on abortion.