AOC: Abortion Is a “Profound Economic Issue”
When criticized for focusing on abortion above more important issues like the economy, AOC claimed that abortion is an economic issue.
From Fox News. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., argued Thursday that access to abortion should be treated as an economic issue because policies that force women to have children also force them to work so they can afford to raise those children. …
“Abortion is an economic issue,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a House hearing called by Democrats to discuss restrictions on abortion.
“Forcing poor and working-class people to give birth against their will, against their consent, against their ability to provide for themselves or a child, is a profound economic issue and it’s certainly a way to keep a workforce basically conscripted to large-scale employers and to employers to work more against their will, to take second and third jobs against their desire and their own autonomy,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez was responding to comments from Rep. Jake LaTurner, R-Kan., who criticized Democrats for focusing on abortion instead of economic issues like inflation and energy policy.
She said it’s “disappointing” to hear that point of view from someone who has “never had to contend” with bearing a child. …
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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