Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri claimed that Democratic Party is “pro-human rights” — the lawmaker ironically made the claim while advertising a series of events dubbed the “Roe the Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour.”
“I’m proud to announce the Roe The Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour across Missouri! People everywhere need to know that Dems are the pro-human rights, pro-bodily autonomy, pro-reproductive justice party fighting to protect our fundamental rights! This is how we win,” Bush tweeted.
“The fight for reproductive freedom begins in Missouri, and we cannot sit back. Cori will be leading rallies and voter registration efforts across the state—alongside partner organizations, grassroots organizers, and the Missouri Democratic State Party—to send a direct message to people in every corner of the country that we are the pro-human rights, pro-bodily autonomy, pro-reproductive freedom party fighting to protect and expand fundamental rights for all,” the congresswoman’s campaign website declares.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” the opinion states.
“Abortion care IS health care. It was so before this. And it will remain so after this. We don’t care what a far-right extremist Supreme Court that is in a crisis of legitimacy says. Your racist, sexist, classist ruling won’t stop us from accessing the care we need,” Bush tweeted on the day the ruling was officially released.
Bush has publicly discussed her own decision to have an abortion when she was 18 years old after she was the victim of rape at the age of 17. During a congressional hearing last year, Bush said “in the summer of 1994 I was raped, I became pregnant, and I chose to have an abortion.”
Rep. Cori Bush: In 1994 “I was raped, I became pregnant and I chose to have an abortion.”