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‘Maybe You Shouldn’t Even Want To Have Sex With Me’: Tlaib Rants About Sex At DC Abortion Rally

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Mary Margaret Olohan Social Issues Reporter
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Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib ranted about abortion access and who should not have sex with her Wednesday morning at a Washington, D.C., abortion rally.

Tlaib spoke before the Supreme Court to a rally of pro-life and pro-abortion protesters as the Court heard the abortion case, June Medical Services v. Russo, in which an abortion provider is challenging a 2014 Louisiana state law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility.

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“This past year I realized, my, my, my, are they obsessed with our bodies,” Tlaib shouted to the rally. “How we talk, how we look, what we stand for. I mean, this type of policing of our bodies is so interconnected to all the social justice movements all around the country.”

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks in an abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court as the justices hear oral arguments in the June Medical Services v. Russo case on March 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Louisiana abortion case is the first major abortion case to make it to the Supreme Court since Donald Trump became President. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks in an abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court as the justices hear oral arguments in the June Medical Services v. Russo case on March 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

“I represent the third poorest congressional district in the country,” she continued. “This issue is an economic justice issue, this issue is a racial justice issue.” (RELATED: This Pro-Life, Female Democrat’s Law Is At The Heart Of Upcoming Supreme Court Abortion Case)

Tlaib noted that while she was in the Michigan legislature, she used to say to people, “Yo, yo, you know what, you’re so freakin’ obsessed with what I decide to do with my body, maybe you shouldn’t even want to have sex with me, or with you, or with any women.”

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Tlaib also referenced the “power that we have over our bodies,” a power she said that women can use “to push back and use that power in saying, ‘Enough is enough.'”

“We won’t stand by for you to commercialize, for you to profit, for you to do all the things you do to what? To make us less than in this country because that’s what it does,” she added.

Tlaib’s office did not yet respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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