Squad member Cori Bush says she shouldn’t have to fight for abortion access

“We always have to fight for the things that we shouldn’t even have to ask for,” Bush told Fox News after she gathered with around 35 fellow House Democrats supporting abortion rights. Among them was Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado, a Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus co-chair who was heard shouting, “Abortion is essential.” 

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The Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday regarding a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson, could upend Roe v. Wade, which in 1973 granted women the constitutional right to abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy.

Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators gathered outside the Capitol and the Supreme Court holding signs and megaphones.

NEW YORK DEM SAYS WE ARE NOT ‘IN A DEMOCRACY’ WITHOUT ABORTION

An anti-abortion activist attends a protest outside the Supreme Court ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case in Washington, Dec. 1, 2021.

An anti-abortion activist attends a protest outside the Supreme Court ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case in Washington, Dec. 1, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

“We have the freedom to make decisions about our lives, our futures and our families,” one speaker said through a microphone. 

“Abortion is healthcare,” one sign read. 

Pro-abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court ahead of arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health in Washington, Dec. 1, 2021.

Pro-abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court ahead of arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health in Washington, Dec. 1, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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Bush told Fox News: “How we push now is going to affect what happens, you know, what we’re looking at in 10 years, in 50 years. We have to do this work now.”

“The Supreme Court, this cannot be a partisan thing, this cannot be a partisan decision,” Bush, a member of the progressive Squad, continued. 

The Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, will likely announce its decision sometime in the spring.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.