Representative Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, is urging her party members to prioritize the abortion issue in their 2024 campaigns, predicting that Republicans will face significant losses nationwide due to their stance on this matter.
During an extensive interview on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki” on Sunday, Pelosi focused heavily on abortion and commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Pelosi asserted that abortion remains a winning issue for Democrats and played a pivotal role in preventing a disaster for the party during the 2022 midterm elections.
Referring to the 2022 elections, Pelosi stated, “Everybody said we’re going to lose 30, 40 seats.
Last time we lost five, and everybody says you had the wrong message.”
She further highlighted that the abortion issue remained significant for women across the country, contrary to expectations that it would diminish in importance after the Dobbs case.
Pelosi’s interview coincided with former President Donald Trump declaring himself as the “most pro-life president” in U.S. history.
Former Vice President Mike Pence also marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade’s overturn by urging all Republican presidential candidates for 2024 to commit to advocating for a 15-week abortion ban if elected.
Pelosi stressed the need to reverse the Supreme Court’s decisions on Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, emphasizing that Congress has the authority to do so. She expressed her belief that the court’s disregard for its own precedent and the constitutional right to privacy necessitates action.
Pelosi’s confidence in the Democrats’ position on abortion sharply contrasts with Pence’s view that Republicans will gain from campaigning on the issue. Pence referred to polls indicating that a large majority of Americans support a 15-week ban.