During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, a witness named Sarah Lopez said that getting an abortion was "the best decision" of her life and "an act of self-love."
Lopez recalled that she had been "working in a restaurant scraping by on $2.15 an hour plus tips" and was "barely" able to pay her $250 monthly rent. She said that upon learning of her pregnancy, she "knew immediately" she "wanted an abortion."
Lopez described abortion as "health care" and said that "abortion was the best decision I ever made. It was an act of self-love."
In response to Lopez's remarks, District Media Group President and Independent Women's Forum senior fellow Beverly Hallberg tweeted, "It's not the we don't love ourselves enough; it’s that we love ourselves too much."
"Democrats are so disconnected from working people’s struggles that they actually think this type of abortion advocacy helps them. It does not," tweeted Laura Ingraham, who hosts "The Ingraham Angle" show on the Fox News Channel.
Allie Beth Stuckey, host of BlazeTV's "Relatable," tweeted, "She's correct. She loved herself, her convenience, and her comfort so much that she was willing to kill her child for them. That’s why the Bible says godless people in the end days will be 'lovers of self.'"
"Taking her on her own terms: If 'an act of self love' was your 'best decision ever,' what does that say about you?" tweeted Tim Carney, who is a Washington Examiner columnist and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
"We'll see if she is saying this in any number of years from now. So many--too many women--go to their death bed in regret about their abortions. Yet the abortion movement, including so-called abortion advocates like Sarah Lopez, ignore the stories of THOSE women," tweeted Rebecca Downs of Townhall.com.
The hearing on Wednesday came as those on the left have been up in arms about a decision issued last month by the Supreme Court that enables states to ban abortions.
"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 opinion stated.
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