Elizabeth Warren believes abortion on demand is key to women’s freedom and democracy as a whole.
In an interview with Teen Vogue, the Massachusetts senator said she is worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may weaken or overturn Roe v. Wade when the justices hear a major abortion case out of Mississippi in the fall.
She believes the federal government must act to protect the “right” to abort an unborn baby for basically any reason without restriction and stop a “right-wing minority” from trying to take away “basic rights.”
“Both voting and access to abortion are basic. They’re about the functioning of our democracy and about the protection of personal autonomy,” she told Teen Vogue. “… Protection of access to basic health care [abortion] means your autonomy as a human being is fully respected by the law. That you will make the decisions about yourself. To me, that’s part of the heart of what all of this is about.”
But abortion is not health care. The purpose of an abortion is to destroy a unique, living human being in the womb, the woman’s own child. Abortions do not heal or cure anything. In some cases, mothers are hurt or killed in abortions along with their unborn babies.
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Most Americans are morally troubled by abortion and support strong legal protections for unborn babies. Warren, however, claimed those who hold this position are just a radical minority.
“This whole idea is that the right wanted to capture the Supreme Court and move the country in a direction where the majority does not want to go,” Warren said.
To thwart pro-life efforts, Warren said she wants to end the filibuster in the U.S. Senate and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, a radical pro-abortion bill that would legalize abortions without limits up to birth and get rid of common-sense protections like parental consent laws for minors.
She pointed to a poll showing that a majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade, asserting that the public is on her side.
The problem with her claim is that most Americans don’t understand what Roe did. When asked more specific questions about abortion, polls consistently show that a strong majority of Americans oppose the measures Warren is proposing; most Americans want more laws to protect unborn babies
A new AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that a strong majority of Americans believe states should be allowed to ban abortions after the first trimester – a key issue in the Mississippi case. According to the poll, 65 percent said most or all second-trimester abortions should be illegal; the number increased to 80 percent in the third trimester.
Gallup polls also consistently find that a majority of Americans want all or most abortions to be illegal.
More evidence of this support comes from the states where voter-elected state legislatures have passed a record number of pro-life laws in the past several years.
All this has Warren feeling a sense of urgency to take federal action.
“We can thwart that by having a Congress that shows a little more courage and that steps up and, by statute, protects the vote and protects access to abortion. This is within our hands,” she told Teen Vogue.
But it is not what the American people want, and it is not right. Since 1973, nearly 63 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions in the U.S. Millions of Americans believe it is time for this human rights atrocity to end and for the courts to restore basic human rights to all human beings, starting from the moment life begins.