Congress needs to hurry up and codify abortion as a federal right because pregnant women are “a real problem,” as far as Vice President Kamala Harris is concerned.
Ms. Harris did double-take for an interview on Sunday in which she urged Congress to take swift action on abortion legislation in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision last month in Dobbs v. Jackson overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade.
“Listen, women get pregnant every day in America, and this is a real problem,” she told left-wing podcast host Brian Tyler Cohen.
Ms Harris continued: “And we need to act with a sense of haste on the stakes, the stakes, and the codification of Roe will be an important moment in terms of reinstating protections for people who are at risk. . now because of what he did court in Dobbs a few weeks ago.”
Among those who criticized Ms. Harris for describing pregnant women as a “real problem” was Irene Armendariz-Jackson, a Republican congressional candidate who is running to unseat Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat from Texas.
“Yesterday, Kamala spoke as if there was a ‘crisis pregnancy’, as if women just ‘wake up with pregnancy’ as if it were a disease,” Ms. Armendáriz-Jackson tweeted. “Anything to justify the Democrats’ insane need for abortion.”
“Women get pregnant every day in America and this is a real problem.”
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Center for Media Research commentator Patrick Taylor asked: “Nonsense word salad, Freudian slip, or legitimately related political argument?”
“This is the game the American public is forced to play too often with Vice President Kamala Harris,” he said in a Monday post.
Janet Morana, co-founder of the pro-life Silent No More Awareness Campaign, asked why abortion was the vice president’s choice.
“Our @VP says ‘women get pregnant every day in America and this is a real problem.’ And of course #abortion is the only solution to this ‘problem’. Shouldn’t it be worrying that the party in power doesn’t want to let anyone out of the womb alive? Ms. Morana tweeted.
Some commenters noted that he referred to pregnant women rather than “pregnant people,” despite efforts by the Biden administration to include transgender people.
“What about all the men who are getting pregnant?” cracked a tweeter.