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.
“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.”
“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.”
.@RBraceySherman, who self-describes as the “Beyonce of Abortion Story Telling,” at today’s rally: “I had an abortion when I was 19. It was honestly one of the best decisions of my life; I was simply not ready to be a parent, and that’s really all you need to need to know!” pic.twitter.com/W8rtUJYNhe
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 4, 2020
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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