“The reason he built that fence is because he didn’t want to hear from people about what it means to take away their rights.”
Yesterday, American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Cecile Richards joined Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss Chief Justice John Roberts’s comments that the “hardest decision” he had to make as U.S. Supreme Court Justice “was whether to erect fences and barricades around the Supreme Court” following the leaked Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade and roll back fundamental abortion rights.
- “These are the hard decisions that doctors, that women, that pregnant people all across the country are having to make now as a direct result of John Roberts and this Supreme Court taking away their rights.”
- “So, I do wish he would listen to the stories not only in Texas — they’re all across the country — of the harm that is happening as a result of this Supreme Court taking away a constitutional right we’ve had for 50 years. And I would point out the reason he built that fence is because he didn’t want to hear from people about what it means to take away their rights.”
- “These are hard decisions that people are having to make, that doctors and women are having to make every single day. And it all lies at the feet of the Supreme Court.”
Published: May 25, 2023
Last Modified: Jun 7, 2023