White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre heartily criticized Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt for signing the nation’s “most excessive” abortion ban into legislation.
Jean-Pierre mentioned throughout Thursday’s briefing that the laws would “undo a lady’s basic proper to make her personal reproductive decisions.” A draft Supreme Courtroom opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was launched earlier this month.
OKLAHOMA ENACTS NATION’S STRICTEST ABORTION BAN
“Not solely does this legislation ban abortion from the second of fertilization, nevertheless it additionally adopts Texas’s plan to permit non-public residents to sue their neighbors for offering reproductive healthcare and serving to ladies to train their constitutional rights,” she continued, saying that the “legislation is the most recent in a rising effort by ultra-MAGA officers throughout the nation to roll again freedoms that shouldn’t be taken as a right.”
Jean-Pierre added that “Roe has been the legislation of the land for nearly 50 years, and it’s underneath critical menace.” She urged that Roe’s anticipated reversal this summer time by the Supreme Courtroom will quickly give technique to assaults on different contraceptive rights.
“The president believes that ladies have the basic proper to make their very own reproductive well being decisions,” Jean-Pierre mentioned. “He and the vp and all the administration are committing to defending these constitutional rights and basic freedoms.”
You possibly can watch Thursday’s briefing in full under.