In an address delivered Thursday at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of pro-abortion organization NARAL, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that abortion bans being sought by Republicans "ignore basic morality."
"The unified leadership of NARAL and the House is urgently needed at this precarious time for women's health care and freedoms. Today, as we know, an all-out assault on women's reproductive freedoms is sweeping the nation, as Republicans seek to impose abortion bans on millions of women in dozens of states. These bans violate the Constitution. They ignore basic morality. They imperil the health and well-being of countless women. And they showcase a radical Republican agenda that will stop at nothing to take away a woman's right to make her own decisions about her health, her body, and the timing and size of her family."