Dem Rep. Ross: ‘We Should Not Be Negotiating’ and Talking about Abortion Restrictions Until Roe Is Law

On Thursday’s broadcast of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC) argued that “before we talk about where there should be restrictions” on abortion, “we need to make sure that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land.” And that “until we have a common understanding in the court and in the Congress that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, we should not be negotiating about abortion.”

Host John McArdle asked, “What is the common ground, [are] there any sort of restrictions that we should put on abortion in this country?”

Ross responded, “I don’t believe that right now we should talk about restrictions. I think we should talk about preserving this fundamental right. Because right now, it is completely in jeopardy. You’ve heard what Sen. McConnell has had to say. You’ve heard what the court has had to say. And before we talk about where there should be restrictions, we need to make sure that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land. And you know, the Supreme Court has allowed for certain ways of limiting abortion in certain cases. But, until we have a common understanding in the court and in the Congress that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, we should not be negotiating about abortion.”

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