Feb 8, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Warren: A national law should protect abortion rights

Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren firmly stated during the Democratic debate on Friday night that the United States cannot rely on the Supreme Court to protect abortion rights.

"I've lived in an America in which abortion was illegal. Rich women still got abortions, and that's what we have to remember about this. States are heading toward trying to ban abortion outright."
"The Supreme Court seems headed in exactly that direction as well. If we are going to protect the people of the United States of America and we are going to protect our rights to have dominion over our own bodies then it's going mean we simply can't rely on the courts...It is time to have a national law to protect the right of a woman's choice.  "

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