House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) applauded the “righteous anger” of abortion rights activists in a letter sent on Monday to fellow House Democrats to encourage them to carry on the fight against the pro-life movement.
Pelosi’s letter was sent just one week after a leaked majority opinion from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was published, revealing a potential overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
“With this draft ruling striking down the nearly fifty-year-old precedent of Roe v. Wade and undermining the Constitutional right to privacy, Republicans would rip away women’s right to make the most intimate and personal decisions. If handed down, this decision by GOP-appointed Justices would mean that, for the first time in our history, America’s daughters will have less freedom than their mothers,” Pelosi wrote.
Pelosi noted that the House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act in 2021, though the legislation failed in the Senate.
On Wednesday, the House Speaker wrote that the Senate would again put the legislation up for a vote.
Pelosi referred to expressions by pro-abortion rights activists over the past week as righteous anger.
“While we have seen and heard extraordinary anguish in our communities, we have been moved by how so many have channeled their righteous anger into meaningful action: planning to march and mobilize to make their voices heard,” Pelosi wrote.
Pelosi also thanked House Democrats for their commitment to abortion.
“Thank you for your powerful commitment to carrying on the fight for the rights of all Americans,” she concluded.
The letter was sent just one day after the headquarters of a pro-life organization in Wisconsin was set on fire in what appears to be a politically-motivated attack.
The attack on Wisconsin Family Action, located in Madison, came days after the Supreme Court leak.
As The Daily Wire reported, “No one from the organization was in the building at the time of the attack, which included a Molotov cocktail that was thrown through a window and failed to ignite. Whoever was behind the attack set another fire nearby that burned part of a wall.”
Local media reported that graffiti was left outside the building that stated, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”
Pelosi has also not given up the fight for Democrats to vote in support of abortion in the Senate. During an interview on Sunday on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” she spoke about the importance of the midterm election related to the issue.
“But I do think that it puts an urgency on what is happening in the election. Two – one or two more Senators could sweep back the filibuster rule for this purpose. And then a woman would have the right to choose,” she said.
“This is about something so serious and so personal and so disrespectful of women,” she added.