- Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson criticized a tweet from Rep. Liz Cheney.
- Cheney had said Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade “returns power to the states.”
- In a CNN interview, Johnson said Americans deserve abortion right protection in each state.
The president of Planned Parenthood slammed a tweet from GOP Rep. Liz Cheney following the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
In a Saturday interview with CNN’s “Erin Burnett’s OutFront,” Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson criticized Cheney’s declaration that the ruling “returns power to the states and the people of the states to address the issue of abortion under state law.”
—Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) June 24, 2022
“We should not live in a country where some states we are free and equal and some states we are not,” Johnson told Burnett. “That is why we need the federal protection.”
In many states, clinics have already begun canceling abortion appointments, and some clinics have closed down entirely. Some legal experts have even warned that people’s rights to contraceptives could be next.
Cheney also pointed out that if Americans don’t like their state banning abortion, then they can vote for legislators who will legalize abortions, according to Burnett. Many Americans have expressed disapproval of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and a Gallup poll showed that 55% of Americans identify as pro-choice.
“No state in the union where this is popular, for politicians and lawmakers to be making personal decisions about ourselves,” Johnson told Burnett. “This is not about state rights; this is about power and control.”