The disease or pregnancy must be eradicated in our lifetime. We will achieve this through emergency “healthcare” measures.
Two of the leading Democratic senators in the reproductive rights space are urging President Joe Biden to declare a public health emergency as nearly two dozen states move to ban the procedure following Roe v. Wade’s official repeal Friday.
In an op-ed published by The New York Times Saturday, Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tina Smith of Minnesota said the emergency declaration would help “protect abortion access for all Americans” and unlock “critical resources and authority that states and the federal government can use to meet the surge in demand for reproductive health services.”
Ending the constitutional right to abortion has brought the nation to “a perilous time that threatens millions of women,” Warren and Smith wrote in the op-ed, adding that now “the government — not the person who is pregnant — will make the critical decision about whether to continue a pregnancy.”
Both senators also proposed changing the court’s composition, reforming Senate filibuster rules and remaking the Electoral College, which they say allowed presidential candidates who lost the popular vote to nominate the five justices who eventually voted to overturn Roe.
“Simply put: We must restore our democracy so that a radical minority can no longer drown out the will of the people,” the senators wrote in the piece. “Roe may be gone, but the protections it once guaranteed are on the ballot.”