COLUMBIA, S.C. – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren suggested abortion restrictions and anti-abortion politicians were motivated by a desire to return to a period when women were unable to participate in the workforce.
"It's not 1952," the Massachusetts senator said on Saturday about her work in the upper chamber to extend abortion rights. "You won't lock women back in the kitchen. Don't tell us what to do."
Warren spoke at the forum "We Decide", which is run by Planned Parenthood's political arm, an event that coincides with the state democratic convention. She has promised that if the elected president wanted a congress to adopt a codification bill Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court stated that legitimizing abortion across the country up to fetal viability, which is generally understood be about 24 weeks into a pregnancy.
"The truth is that we have been in defense for 47 years and it doesn't work," Warren said, referring to the time that had passed since Roe the decision. Since then, some states have passed restrictions on abortion that limits its accessibility in some states.
Warren called abortion restrictions a "class … and racial attack on women" and warning that the bans will primarily affect poor women who do not have the time and resources to leave the state for abortion.
She promised to give abortion access to migrants and to prisoners and "to ensure that planned custody remains fully funded."
Warren also reiterated his commitment to abolish a Trump management rule prohibiting organizations receiving federal family planning funds known as Section X from direct referrals to abortions and requiring abortion providers to be separated from other family planning services. The Senator said she would urge Congress to abolish the Hyde Amendment, a finance supporter that prevents Medicaid from paying for abortion except in the case of rape, incest, or when a woman's pregnancy threatens her life.