She wasn’t expecting this.
In a protest, a female protester shouted, “We are here because the Democratic Party and the Democrats as a whole have been complicit in this whole thing.”
“We are here because this draft decision is what it is, it’s only a draft, and we will protest here, in front of the leadership of the Democratic Party, and the streets from coast to coast, unceasingly, because we work to keep abortion legal – legal and accessible, not rare,” she added.
The conservative court Justices were not the only ones put on blast, as Democrats have also been criticized for their messaging on this key issue since the 1990s. They specifically singled out former first lady Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton, who started the whole thing like abortion should be legal, but rare, as if abortion is a tragedy,” the protester said. “We are here to say abortion is a basic right, a basic human right, and without this right, women are basically enslaved. And we will not stand for it.”
Pelosi was also blasted for her comment a few “years ago, that the Democratic Party was focusing too much on the abortion issue.”
In May 2017, Pelosi also said that abortion should not be an indicative issue for the Democratic party.
Another protester said that if Roe v. Wade gets overturned it would be Pelosi’s “legacy.”
“Speaker Pelosi, this will be your legacy, 35 years of your reign of terror,” he said. “You had a supermajority under [former President] Obama under which this should have been your top priority. Why did you keep this on the table? Because this is your most effective fundraising tool. That’s why.”
The potential overturning of the landmark case was also called a “blatant war on women, and other trans – uterus-bearing individuals.”