(RepublicanInformer.com)- During an appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday night, Democratic Representative for California, Katie Porter, argued that one of the reasons women should be allowed to have abortions is the increasing inflation occurring during President Joe Biden’s administration.
During an appearance on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell, Porter was asked how the subject of abortion on the campaign trail relates to the problem of inflation.
Porter responded by saying that she doesn’t believe they compare but thinks they reinforce one other.
According to Porter, the fact that things like inflation exist and it can suddenly become more expensive to feed your kids and fuel your car is precisely why people need to be able to control how many mouths they’re going to have to feed.
Porter said that we’re seeing this jump in expenses, that we’re seeing people having to pay more in the grocery store, pay more at the pump, and pay more for housing, and it’s a good reason for people to be able to terminate a pregnancy.
Porter said that she doesn’t believe it’s comparing or contrasting inflation and abortion. She feels they underscore for individuals just how large of a job it is to take care of a family.
According to Porter, price gouging by food and gasoline companies, rather than conflicts in Ukraine, supply chain issues, or President Biden, was the cause of rising costs.
Further, Porter asserted that pregnant women would be “forced” to resign from their jobs and drop out of graduate school if they choose to continue their education. She reiterated that around 60 percent of women who have abortions already have other children.
She said that abortion is an essential step in the family planning process, in the same way other aspects of reproductive healthcare, like birth control, are.
When we see Republicans start to invade our options about abortion, we’re going to see them come for birth control next.
Porter will seek reelection as a representative for California’s 45th Congressional District in November.