Pro-choicers picket Pelosi’s house, claim Democrats are ‘complicit’ in potential overhaul of Roe v. Wade – What We Know!

Pro-choicers picket Pelosi's house, claim Democrats are 'complicit' in potential overhaul of Roe v. Wade

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A small group of pro-choice protesters picketed in entrance of Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco residence, condemning Pelosi and her occasion as “complicit” within the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade (1973), after a leaked Supreme Court docket draft opinion instructed the Court docket is on the verge of hanging down the abortion precedent.

“We’re right here as a result of the Democratic Occasion and the Democrats as an entire have been complicit on this complete factor,” a feminine protester shouted in a bullhorn. 

She and others lined up behind a banner studying “abortion on demand and with out apology!” In addition they carried indicators with the faces of the 5 Republican-appointed Court docket justices who reportedly supported the draft opinion, with the phrase “LIAR” over their heads.

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She explicitly declared her intention to strain the Court docket to not undergo with the opinion. 

Professional-choice protester exterior Nancy Pelosi’s home. Credit score KGO-TV. 

“We’re right here as a result of this draft choice is what it’s, it’s solely a draft, and we’ll protest right here, in entrance of the management of the Democratic Occasion, and within the streets from coast to coast, unceasingly, as a result of we work to maintain abortion authorized – authorized and accessible, not uncommon,” she mentioned.

She criticized Democratic messaging on the problem from the Nineteen Nineties, singling out then-first girl Hillary Clinton.

“Hillary Clinton, who began the entire thing like abortion needs to be authorized, however uncommon, as if abortion is a tragedy,” the protester declared. “We’re right here to say abortion is a primary proper, a primary human proper, and with out this proper, ladies are mainly enslaved. And we is not going to stand for it.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
(AP Picture/J. Scott Applewhite)

She additionally attacked Pelosi for having mentioned “years in the past, that the Democratic Occasion was focusing an excessive amount of on the abortion difficulty.” In Could 2017, Pelosi mentioned Democrats shouldn’t make abortion a litmus-test difficulty for his or her occasion.

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One other protester declared {that a} potential Supreme Court docket opinion hanging down Roe could be Pelosi’s “legacy.”

“Speaker Pelosi, this might be your legacy, 35 years of your reign of terror,” he mentioned. “You had a supermajority below [former President] Obama below which this could have been your prime precedence. Why did you retain this on the desk? As a result of that is your simplest fundraising instrument. That’s why.”

Pro-choice protester outside Nancy Pelosi's house. Credit KGO-TV. 

Professional-choice protester exterior Nancy Pelosi’s home. Credit score KGO-TV. 
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He condemned Pelosi for blaming “the Republicans” despite the fact that Democrats at present “management all three branches of presidency,” ostensibly referring to the White Home and each homes of Congress. 

The protester condemned the potential reversal of Roe as a “blatant struggle on ladies, and different trans – uterus-bearing people.”

The left-wing group Ruth Despatched Us had beforehand introduced that protesters from a number of pro-abortion teams would descend on Pelosi’s residence to demand that she “examine the corrupt justices” and “save abortion.”

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Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed final week that Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion within the case Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being Group was real – though the draft dates again to February, and it doesn’t symbolize the present or last opinion of the Court docket. Within the draft, Alito strikes down Roe v. Wade, which struck down state legal guidelines throughout the nation, and permits states to once more make their very own legal guidelines on abortion.

Within the wake of the historic leak, pro-choice protesters have focused the properties of Supreme Court docket justices, with a large demonstration in entrance of Alito’s residence Monday night. 

Pelosi lauded the protesters for expressing “righteous anger” in remarks on Monday. 

“Whereas we’ve got seen and heard extraordinary anguish in our communities, we’ve got been moved by how so many have channeled their righteous anger into significant motion: planning to march and mobilize to make their voices heard,” Pelosi mentioned. 

Within the assertion, she additionally attacked Republicans and the Supreme Court docket over the anticipated ruling, and says that Democrats will “combat relentlessly to enshrine Roe v. Wade because the regulation of the land.”

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Pelosi had a 100% voting document on abortion rights, in keeping with a 2020 report from NARAL Professional-Alternative America. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Ladies’s Well being Safety Act, a invoice codifying Roe which Pelosi championed and which the Home handed in Sept. 2021. The invoice failed within the Senate by a vote of 46-48 in March, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voting with Republicans towards the invoice. 

Fox Information’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.