This week, a Democratic representative from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the proportion of men in Congress.
The US Congress is, after all, composed mostly of men. As a reminder that the US Congress is 73 percent male and has never been this low before, in case you want a little bit of insight into why Roe hasn’t been given the attention it deserves for nearly 50 years. (And why our politics are so terrible toward women and LGBT+ people in general).
Women hold 27.5 percent of seats in Congress, according to the Center for American Women and The State University of New Jersey — that’s 123 House members and 24 senators who are female.
Some female members of Congress agree with Ocasio-Cortez’s left-wing ideas, but other women in the chamber are pro-life and fight against the LGBT agenda.
In response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s message about Congress being a majority-male body, Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-Fla.) press secretary, Christina Pushaw, tweeted: “Are you implying that women are the only ones who can get pregnant?”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a supporter of the “Trans Bill of Rights,” which has been endorsed by more than 60 Democrats.
“The resolution establishes a comprehensive approach for ensuring that transgender and nonbinary individuals are not harassed or persecuted for their gender identity or expression,” according to a statement.
The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade has caused a stir among left-wing members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other legislators. While the judgment allows states to prohibit abortions, it does not prevent them from continuing to do so.
“The right to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy is not one that the Constitution withholds from the people of each state. Roe and Casey took it away. We are correcting those errors and restoring that power to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito added in his opinion.
“Overturning Roe v. Wade and banning abortions would never make them disappear,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier this week. “It simply makes them more dangerous, especially for the poor and marginalized. People will die as a result of it. And we shall never cease our efforts until abortion rights are restored in the United States of America.”