Rep. Mary Miller: Overturning Roe v. Wade is a "victory for white life"
Rep. Mary Miller, a Republican congresswoman from Illinois, called the Supreme Court's
decision to overturn Roe v. Wade a "historic victory for white life
at a rally with former President Trump on Saturday night.
Miller said, “President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America,
I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday."
Miller's spokesman later said
she had misread her remarks, and intended to call the decision a victory for "a right to life."
Between the lines:
The comment was "out of step with the disproportionate
impact the repeal of abortion rights will have on women of color," AP's Jill Colvin writes.
Health care providers are bracing for the abortion restrictions that are coming in states around the country to disproportionately affect Black women.