With the wave of anti-abortion laws that have spread across the United States, the states of Alabama and Georgia drew controversy, and now Mississippi is making its own case to pass similar legislation.
In response, President Trump took to Twitter to share his thoughts and why he doesn’t agree with the legislation.
On Twitter, the president informed that “for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan.”
In Alabama, abortions are forbidden in nearly all cases, but in Georgia the law does not forbid abortions when it concerns the health of the mother.
Responding to the legislations, 2020 Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), in collaboration with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, released a video on twitter sharing his thoughts on the controversial subject.
Reproductive health care is health care — and health care is a human right.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) May 23, 2019
The Mayor, who faced criticism from President Trump who likened him to MAD magazines’ Alfred E. Neuman earlier this month, took part in a protest against the bans that was held near the Supreme Court.
Bittigieg commented that thousands of people took part in the protest along with “the majority of Americans who believe in supporting women’s reproductive freedom.”
The Mayor explained that his “campaign is largely about that concept of freedom,” noting that “there’s a lot more to freedom than just cutting taxes.”
He defined Freedom as “making sure that we enjoy freedom to live lives of our choosing, to prosper, and to do well.” And, he added that freedom “includes a woman’s reproductive freedom that is under assault in so many parts of the country.”
Buttigieg commented that the assault on women is being perpetrated by groups like “the all-male senate vote in the Alabama legislature,” which “shows that you cannot take these rights for granted, especially with the actions that are happening here in Washington in coordination with what’s happening in state capitals, particularly in the south.”
Finally, Buttigieg called for “men and women, from every part of the country to come together to stand with the majority of Americans who believe in protecting the right to safe, legal abortion care and who recognize that reproductive health care is health care, and women deserve that choice.”