House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tweeted Wednesday that the Texas ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected is a “catastrophe to women” in the state.
Pelosi, who claims to be a “Catholic,” bemoaned the U.S. Supreme Court’s silence on the application by abortion providers for an injunction. The law is now in effect, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, generally at about the sixth week of pregnancy.
Every woman, everywhere has the constitutional and moral right to basic reproductive health care. We will fight SB8 and all immoral and dangerous attacks on women’s health and freedoms with all our strength.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 1, 2021
“SCOTUS’s failure to block #SB8 has delivered catastrophe to women in Texas,” Pelosi tweeted. “This radical law is an all out effort to erase the rights and protections of Roe v Wade.”
Pelosi then went on to