Rep. Cori Bush Rips ‘Far-Right, Racist, Sexist Supreme Court’ for Letting States Set Abortion Rules

‘These are the folks that are supposed to speak for this country’

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BUSH: “I think about when I had my own I was 17, when I was -- when I found out I was pregnant after a rape and have my abortion services right here at this clinic. I only -- I only live 20 minutes away, but I got a ride to here, it took me two weeks to come up with the money to be able to -- to be able to get the abortion. And -- and I thought about how I wasn't mentally ready, I wasn't in a space to be able to take care of a child at that point. But when I did finally have children, I was making $6 an hour. And a formula was $12 a can. I couldn't afford to pay it. It took me two hours to make enough money for one can of formula. And that's only the formula. And so poverty is expensive. Folks that are dealing right now with -- with the decision of what do I do, they also now have to think about where they're going to travel to. But we are thankful that there is a money in abortion funds to be able to help with transportation costs, childcare, lodging, and -- and the money for services. But -- but that does not absolve this far-right racist, sexist Supreme Court that made this decision based upon politics, not -- not thinking about the 80 percent of the people of this country who said 'No, we don't want this. We don't want Roe v. Wade overturned.' And for whatever the reason is, they said no. But they made the decision, we'll go ahead and take somebody else's decision for themselves and we'll put it in our hands.” 

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