Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has had more than enough of Republicans trying to control what American women can do with their bodies, and she’s making it clear that she isn’t going to sit idly by and let the GOP continue to attack the rights of women in the United States.
At her daily press conference, the Speaker was asked about Republicans in Congress making speeches on the House floor in which they reference her. She replied:
“We’re not going to negotiate a woman’s right to choose. What are you going to negotiate? Whether a woman can have contraception? Is that cause for negotiation? Whether people can have birth control? A little bit here. A little bit there. Yes or no? Look, you’re in my wheelhouse now because I had five children in six years and one week. God blessed us with that, and Republicans have said on the House floor Nancy Pelosi thinks she knows more about having babies than the Pope. Yes, I do, and I think other popes would agree…That’s what we’re talking about. Respect freedom of reproductive health.”
Men have no right telling women what they can do with their bodies. How do you suppose Republican men would feel if they were suddenly told they had to have mandatory vasectomies if they weren’t fathers by the age of 40? Or how would those same men like being told they can’t have sex without the approval of the state legislature?
The government should never get into private matters that are between a woman and her doctor. If we’re going to open that door and demand that women be subjected to a different standard, then we might just as well go ahead and declare that no one has any rights so the world can know we’ve become a nation of tyranny.