On Thursday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) claimed while at a #DitchTheList rally that a new Supreme Court justice appointed by President Trump could lead to women being arrested for “making decisions about their bodies.”
This is a battle line that has been drawn that literally will put women’s lives at risk, that undermines our civil rights, our human rights. This is a line that’s been drawn about whether we are going to criminalize women, whether we are going to be arresting women for making decisions about their bodies. This is not a fire drill; this is not a hypothetical case. Please understand this is already happening in states … women have been arrested, mothers have been arrested when they’re trying to get the health care that their daughters might need … we should not allow a justice who doesn’t believe in women’s rights.