Rep. Maxine Waters of California, a Democrat, issued a defiance threat to the Supreme Court on Friday, following the court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and abolish federal safeguards for abortion.
“They’ve seen nothing yet. Women are going to control their bodies, no matter how they try and stop them. To hell with the Supreme Court! We will defy them. Women will be in control of their bodies,” Waters told reporters at the Supreme Court on Friday.
Radical-Leftist Maxine Waters says “to hell with the Supreme Court, we will defy them!”
Sounds very insurrectiony for a member of Congress. pic.twitter.com/hqkpbpFXyP
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“And if they think black women are intimidated or oppressed, they’ve got another thought coming. Black women will be out in droves. We will be out by the thousands. We will be out by the millions,” added Waters.
“We’re going to make sure we fight for the right to control our own bodies.”
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, decided by a vote of 6-3 on Friday, the Supreme Court upheld Mississippi’s restriction on abortions 15 weeks after conception. In the same decision, the court invalidated Roe v. Wade.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion.
Alito was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett in overturning Roe v. Wade.
While Chief Justice John Roberts voted to uphold the Mississippi law, he did not join Alito in backing the move to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more…