Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has declared that abortion is an economic matter, because if people are compelled to birth children they do not want and cannot afford, that leads to people essentially being “conscripted” to engage in additional work “against their will.”
“Abortion rights are a class struggle too. When the powerful force people to give birth against their will, they trap millions into cycles of economic setback and desperation. Especially in a country without guaranteed healthcare. And desperate workers are far easier to exploit,” the lawmaker commented when retweeting a video clip of remarks she made during a congressional hearing on Thursday.
During the hearing on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez declared, “abortion is an economic issue. Forcing poor and working-class people, ah, to give birth, um, against their will, against their consent, um, against their ability to provide for themselves or a child, is a profound economic issue,” she said, adding that it is a way to maintain a workforce essentially “conscripted” by employers to take on extra work “against their will, to take second and third jobs” contrary to “their desire” as well as “their own autonomy.”
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The Women’s March has openly declared that any reason is a valid reason to get an abortion — in a lengthy Twitter thread on Friday, the left-wing movement claimed that “any reason is the ‘right reason’ for abortion.” Another tweet listed potential reasons such as, “Financial insecurity. Because you’re not ready for a child, never want kids, or already have the children you want. Because a pregnancy would make leaving an abusive relationship harder. Or just because you don’t want to be pregnant.”
In a tweet on Thursday, the Women’s March proclaimed that it is not simply pro-choice, but also “pro-abortion.”
“We’re not just pro-choice. We are proudly, unapologetically pro-abortion. RT if you agree,” the Women’s March declared.