Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) lashed out on Wednesday after she was mocked online over an interview she had with CNN where she described biological women as “menstruating people.”
AOC originally made the remarks in response to comments from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who said that Texas’s new pro-life law does not force a rape victim to carry pregnancy to term because the law “provides at least six weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion.” Abbott later took a tough stance against sexual crimes, saying that the state was “aggressively going out and arresting” those who committed such crimes.
AOC responded to those remarks by calling them “disgusting,” claiming that Abbott was not “familiar with a menstruating person’s body.” AOC also referred to pregnant biological women as “people who do give birth,” “women,” and “any menstruating person.”
“None of this is about supporting life,” AOC claimed without evidence. “What this is about is controlling women’s bodies, & controlling