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Democrat Katie Porter: Women Need To Be Able To Have Abortions Due To Bad Inflation Under Biden

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Representative Katie Porter, a Democrat from California, speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Zuckerberg struggled to convince Congress of the merits of the company's plans for a cryptocurrency in light of all the other challenges the company has failed to solve.
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Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) said during an MSNBC interview Wednesday night that the skyrocketing inflation that is happening during President Joe Biden’s administration is one reason why women need to be able to have abortions.

When asked during an appearance on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell how inflation compares to the issue of abortion on the campaign trail, Porter said, “Well, I don’t think they compare, I think they actually reinforce each other.”

“So the fact that things like inflation can happen and it become more expensive to feed your kids and to fuel your car, is exactly why people need to be able to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed,” Porter said. “So I think the fact that we’re seeing this jump in expenses, that we’re seeing people having to pay more in the grocery store, pay more at the pump, pay more for housing, is a reason that people are saying, ‘I need to be able to make my own decisions about when and if to start a family.'”

“So I don’t think we’re going to see them, I don’t think it’s like about comparing them or contrasting them, I think they reinforce for people just how big of a responsibility it is to take care of a family,” she concluded.

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LAWRENCE O’DONNELL, MSNBC HOST: President Biden has said that inflation is the number one priority for the Biden White House to try to get under control right now. As you’re out there in California talking to constituents during this re-election year for Congress, how does inflation compare to this newly important, in the sense of the Supreme Court decision pending, abortion issue? How do those two issues compare?

REP. KATIE PORTER (D-CA): Well, I don’t think they compare, I think they actually reinforce each other. So the fact that things like inflation can happen and it become more expensive to feed your kids and to fuel your car, is exactly why people need to be able to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed. So I think the fact that we’re seeing this jump in expenses, that we’re seeing people having to pay more in the grocery store, pay more at the pump, pay more for housing, is a reason that people are saying, ‘I need to be able to make my own decisions about when and if to start a family.’ So I don’t think we’re going to see them, I don’t think it’s like about comparing them or contrasting them, I think they reinforce for people just how big of a responsibility it is to take care of a family.

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