Speaking at a conference for young conservatives, former Vice President Mike Pence called for a total ban on abortion nationwide, after the U.S. Supreme Court turned abortion into a state issue.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is facing backlash after bullying and body-shaming a teenager from Houston. His remarks toward the activist came after she responded to other controversial remarks the Republican congressman made about abortion rights activists at a Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday.
“Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions?” the congressman asked the audience during the event. “Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb.”
“These people are odious from the inside out. They’re like 5’2”, 350 pounds, and they’re like, ‘Give me my abortions, or I’ll get up and march and protest.’”