Pelosi says Supreme Court dangerous to US families

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Pelosi says Supreme Court dangerous to US families

The supreme court is dangerous to families and freedoms in our country, Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday as justices prepare to finalize a draft ruling stripping almost have a century of abortion rights in the US.

The House speaker railed against conservative judges appointed by former President Donald Trump in an interview Sunday on CNN's State of the Union, in which she urged Democrats to keep their eye on the ball to protect other freedoms she sees under threat.

She said to be cautious in terms of marriage equality and beware in other aspects.

This is not just about terminating a pregnancy. This is about family planning and contraception.

This is a place where freedom and the kitchen table, issues of America's families come together. What are the decisions a family makes? It is beyond just a situation. It is huge in terms of contraception, in vitro fertilization, and the right of a woman to decide. Pelosi said on the day after hundreds of protest events took place nationwide, Democrats had done what they could to protect abortion rights through legislation. She pointed out that the House had passed a bill before the Women's Health Protection Act failed in the Senate on Wednesday, and she said she was still optimistic of a resolution with the support of pro-choice Republicans.

She said the 60-voting requirement in the Senate was an obstacle to many good things and Democrats needed to rally ahead of November's midterm elections to get rid of the damage caused by conservative justices, including Trump's three appointments, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

Who knew a creature like Donald Trump would become president, waving a list of judges he would appoint, and getting the support of the far right and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court? She said something.

We played a long game, we won Roe v Wade a long time ago, we voted to protect it over time. Let s not take our eye off the ball. This court is dangerous for families, freedoms in our country.

The constitution that our founders had enabled freedom to expand was the genius of our founders. This is the first time that the court has taken back a freedom defined by precedent and respect for privacy. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, on NBC's Meet the Press, said he remained hopeful that abortion rights legislation could be resurrected before the midterms.

This process is dead, and nobody should think it's dead. He said that we should bring those bills up again and again.

People can't believe you have a supreme court and Republicans who are prepared to overturn 50 years of precedent. It is important to get 50 votes on this bill to protect a woman's right to control her own body, and we need to do everything that we can to do to stop the filibuster. After the leak of a draft opinion, an NBC News poll conducted Sunday showed that six out of 10 voters were in favor of abortion rights, and 52% of voters were less likely to support a candidate who backed the supreme court's draft ruling.

The poll found that inflation and the economy were the biggest concerns for voters as the midterms approached.