Only a liberal could find a way to conflate the widescale murder of unborn babies with the economic freedom of African American women.
It’s a level of evil completely lost on liberals today, but completely devastating to those of us who can’t bare the Democrats’ cruel approach to abortion.
Luckily, there are Republicans willing to stand up to this kind of nonsense and even call it out for what it is — harsh and cruel.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott did just that on Tuesday during a congressional hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
On Tuesday, Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee where she caught the ire of Sen. Scott. Yellen argued that by appealing Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court is hindering black women’s participation in the labor force, therefore interfering with their economic success.
Truly a sick and twisted approach to ending the life of a child yet to be born.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a testimony to the Senate Banking Committee that eliminating women's access to abortion would have ‘very damaging effects’ on the U.S. economy https://t.co/GA7d6f4rWr pic.twitter.com/Pm33WpYGM0
— Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) May 10, 2022
“Just for clarity’s sake, did you say that ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate?” Scott asked.
Sen. Tim Scott: "Did you say that ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate?"
Treasury Sec. Yellen: "One aspect of a satisfying life is being able to feel that you have the financial resources to raise a child." pic.twitter.com/dWVfFnsyXJ
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Scott, who was raised by a single mother, said that while people can disagree on the issue of abortion rights, framing it in the perspective of labor force participation and economic considerations “just feels callused” and “harsh.”
Yellen argued that her argument “is not harsh” and in fact “is the truth.”
Yellen noted that many abortions are procured by teenagers, low-income women, and minorities. She argued that those women might not be in a position to care for a child and that having one would limit their educational and career opportunities.
CHILLS. @SenatorTimScott delivers a stunning rebuke to Janet Yellen claiming black women need abortions to succeed: “I’ll just simply say that as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty, I am thankful to be here as a United States senator.”
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) May 10, 2022
Scott responded that “as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty,” he is thankful to be sitting at the hearing as a senator. He characterized Yellen’s remarks about abortion as “unusually piercing.”
The comments that brought about the exchange between Yellen and Scott came after Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez asked the treasury secretary about the economic effects of a decision reversing Roe.
She said eliminating abortion rights would have “very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades.”
Yellen said Roe v. Wade helped lead to increased labor-force participation, allowed many women to complete their education, and increased their earning potential.
To sum up, Joe Biden’s Treasury Secretary testified that widescale abortion should remain because killing one’s unborn child provides the mother with a chance to meet her earning potential.
This is the Democrat Party.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney