Fireworks went off during a congressional hearing on the controversial Texas abortion law on Thursday when Democrats seized on the opportunity to engage in grandstanding for social media.
Few are getting more attention than Rep. Pramila Jayapal who went for Rep. Chip Roy’s throat, wrapping herself in the Constitution and suggesting that the Texas lawmaker and his fellow Republicans would call her a murderer.
Jayapal’s sanctimonious outburst took place during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on S.B. 8 which is otherwise known as the Texas Heartbeat Act which bans abortions at the time of detection of a fetal heartbeat, or about six weeks.
Roy attempted to make a point that Democrats were deliberately ignoring the word “heartbeat” during their speeches.
“One word that has been consistently missing from colleagues on the other side of the aisle today is ‘heartbeat,’” he said, “Because my colleagues on the other side of the aisle don’t want to start with the concept of heartbeat.”
“Every one of us in this room has a heartbeat,” he added, leading to Jayapal’s rant in which she claimed that he was being “paternalistic” towards women who have undergone abortions including those who testified at the hearing.
Jayapal to Roy: I am also very offended that anybody on your side would call me a murderer for making a choice about my health and my body that you cannot even begin to understand… So please, do not be paternalistic towards us as we make choices that are our choices.. pic.twitter.com/LnmOnUPncO
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 4, 2021
“So, you know Mr. Roy, you’re right. We have different starting places. I start with the Constitution. I start with the Constitution and I start with the constitutional right that I have to make choices about my own body.” Jayapal said.
She added, “And I also am very offended by the idea that anybody on your side would call me a murderer for making a choice about my health and my body that you cannot even begin to understand or know what I was dealing with. So please, do not be paternalistic towards us as we make choices that are our choices.”
Jayapal continued, “Nobody knows the circumstances we go through. Nobody understands what we have to think about. And by the way, nobody except us is actually…the pregnant person, is actually the person that is affected along with anybody that we choose to bring in. And you know what? I would like to leave protecting my health to my doctor and me.”
The audacity of Jayapal’s remarks is jaw-dropping considering that “my body, my choice” went out the window the minute that the political left started to demand that vaccines be mandatory, something that the Washington state Democrat has expressed support for.
If people won’t get vaccinated on their own, then it’s appropriate to mandate vaccines—just like we already do for kids in schools and just like what FOX NEWS is doing for their own employees.
And…it’s working! Vaccination rates are going up b/c of mandates. Keep at it, @POTUS.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) October 8, 2021
Adding to Jayapal’s hypocrisy that “I would like to leave protecting my health to my doctor and me,” is that it came on the same day that OSHA announced that President Joe Biden’s dictatorial employer vaccine mandate would go into effect Jan. 4, 2022.
The Texas Heartbeat Act is one of the boldest laws in recent years to protect the right to life and it has infuriated the left, including Biden who has weaponized the federal bureaucracy against it.
The fate of S.B. 8 will be decided by the Supreme Court which heard oral arguments this week.
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) November 1, 2021
Biden’s vaccine mandates, which are widely supported by Democrats whose idea of personal health freedom only applies when it comes to their own ideology, will likely also end up before the nation’s highest court.
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