The fallout from the leaked Supreme Court document showing the Justices overturning Roe v. Wade continues to play out on national television as liberal activists and Democrats believe the ruling could lead to abortion being banned nationwide. Although the ruling, if overturned, would make abortion a state issue, the protesters appear focused on making sure a woman has the right to get an abortion anywhere she pleases. At the same time, the mainstream media blamed the GOP for trying to strip women of their rights. On Wednesday, the debate made it to the House Judiciary Committee. One of the members asking questions was Republican Representative Mike Johnson, who found it incredibly hard to get a straight answer on the limits of abortion.
In the video, which can be watched below, Rep. Johnson asked Aimee Arrambide if abortion should be legal at all stages. It should be noted that on Arrambide’s Twitter, she shares a website for those seeking abortions. Still, the Republican continued, “So abortion should be allowed in, by your definition, for any reason, for any purpose at any stage, right?”
Not answering the question directly, Arrambide stated that it was up to a woman to decide that, and she trusted people to consult their doctor beforehand. “I trust people to make decisions about their body, and then when relevant, I think that they need to consult their medical practitioners.”
Not trying to push an agenda but only wanting to understand the reasoning behind late-stage abortions, Johnson asked, “If it is not lawful and morally acceptable to take the life of a 10-year-old child…And a two-year-old child, same thing, that would be murder. We would all agree that’s wrong. Then what is the principal distinction between a human being that is two years old? Or nine months old? Or one-week-old or an hour old than one that is eight inches further up the birth canal in the uterus? What’s the difference? Why is it okay in the latter case and not the former cases?”
Again, not willing to discuss the issue with the Republican, Arrambide reiterated her initial statement. “I trust people to determine what to do with their own body.”
As the debate continues, the Department of Homeland Security is already bracing for a surge in protests and violence if the ruling is overturned. In a statement, they wrote, “DHS is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest. DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.”
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