Sometimes it takes just one comment to completely deflate even the most puffed up and self-satisfied Beltway creature, which is what Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) masterfully did to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday.
Yellen was asked by Sen. Bob Melendez (D-N.J.) to discuss how abortion helps the economy. “Eliminating the right of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy, and would set women back decades,” Yellen said, making an assertion that isn’t under consideration. The draft decision leaked by a Supreme Court insider would send the issue of abortion back to the states, not “eliminate” it.
But she blathered on saying, “access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, helped lead to increased labor force participation … and research shows that it had a favorable impact on the wellbeing and earnings of children.” The ones who don’t die from
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