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On Mother’s Day, Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth says, ‘every mom deserves a Senator that is prepared to codify their right to choose into law’

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois advocated for pro-choice legislation on Mother’s Day.

“Flowers and cards are wonderful—but this Mother’s Day, every mom deserves a Senator that is prepared to codify their right to choose into law,” a tweet on the lawmaker’s “@SenDuckworth” account declared.

In response to the post on the senator’s account, someone tweeted, “It is profoundly offensive (though not surprising) to use Mother’s Day as an opportunity to promote killing babies.”

It is profoundly offensive (though not surprising) to use Mother’s Day as an opportunity to promote killing babies.

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“Calling for killing babies on Mother’s Day. These Leftists are evil,” someone else tweeted in response to the senator’s post.

“These people are awful — it’s Mother’s Day, and they’re using it to push forward their radical and sick agenda of abortion,” someone else declared.

A leaked draft majority opinion of a pending U.S. Supreme Court case indicates that the court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. The draft is not an official ruling, but pro-choice advocates have been up in arms about the possibility that the high court may make such a move.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” the draft opinion states.

In a statement last week, Duckworth said, “I will keep working to convince my colleagues in the Senate that we must act to codify Roe v. Wade into law so that every American has equal access to basic, necessary healthcare—regardless of which state they live in, the color of their skin or the size of their income.”

The lawmaker, who has served in the Senate since early January 2017, is seeking re-election during the 2022 midterms — she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a tweet on her “@TammyDuckworth” Twitter account on Sunday, Duckworth said, “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother figures who work so hard to give their kids better opportunities and the best life possible. The least we could do is protect their right to choose, expand affordable child care and establish universal paid leave.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother figures who work so hard to give their kids better opportunities and the best life possible. The least we could do is protect their right to choose, expand affordable child care and establish universal paid leave.pic.twitter.com/Vs4AJcCntm

— Tammy Duckworth (@Tammy Duckworth)
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