Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) claims pro-choice Republicans have shown their support for enshrining the Roe v Wade outcome into law.
The Democratic senator told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, a few days after the Supreme Court heard the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban that threatens to dismantle Roe.
“Fifty years of precedent, as Elena Kagan pointed out, 50 years of court decisions, part of the very fabric of women’s existence in this country,” Klobuchar told host Chuck Todd. “This is how our country protected rights. Now they’re willing to flip it on its head.”
“What is the answer? The answer may well be doing it through the political process now. I don’t think that’s the right thing to do, but it may be the way to do it. I think the best way to do it is not a patchwork of state laws but codify Roe v. Wade, put it into law, and we even have pro-choice Republicans that have signaled interest in doing that.”
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According to Breitbart, Klobuchar attributes her urgency for saving Roe v Wade to back-alley abortions. The senator is concerned that women will have to be bussed from one state to another to have an abortion if the court overturns the verdict.
“I think the answer is putting it in federal law.” Klobuchar continued. “The ultimate answer would be upholding 50 years of precedent and the court doing the right thing.”