Rep. Mary Miller: Overturning Roe v. Wade is a "victory for white life"
Rep. Mary Miller, a Republican congresswoman from Illinois, called the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade a "historic victory for white life" at a rally with former President Trump on Saturday night.
Miller said, “President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday."
- Miller's spokesman later said she had misread her remarks, and intended to call the decision a victory for "a right to life."
Between the lines: The comment was "out of step with the disproportionate impact the repeal of abortion rights will have on women of color," AP's Jill Colvin writes.
The big picture: Health care providers are bracing for the abortion restrictions that are coming in states around the country to disproportionately affect Black women, Axios' Shawna Chen reports.
- Black women in the U.S. are already three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications compared with white women.
Miller has previously fielded criticism in 2020 for referencing Adolf Hitler, AP reports. She said: "Hitler was right on one thing. He said, 'Whoever has the youth has the future.'"