Dem Rep.: Gov’t Funded Abortion Comparable To Free Speech & Religion

Eric Scheiner | July 28, 2021
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Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY) took to the House floor Wednesday to argue for taxpayer dollars to kill babies. Morelle claimed it was a constitutional right and compared it with free speech and choosing a religion.

“I do note that in my home state of New York, we've made the decision for many years to support women in poverty who seek reproductive rights,” Morelle said. 

“Rights are granted to us under the Constitution. Those rights are as fundamental as any other right guaranteed to us under the Constitution. But we don't have economic tests for rights in the United States. So if you have a right, you have a right.”

“We don't say that you have the right to free speech as long as you can pay for it. We don't suggest that the right to assemble, the right to have your grievances addressed by your government, the right to petition, the right to press or to select the religion and support the religion that you choose is subject to some kind of economic test. We believe the same should be true for reproductive rights.”

It seems Morelle’s idea of religion would include forcing everyone to fork over cash to the government overlords to kill babies in the womb.


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