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Calif. Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis calls Clarence Thomas a ‘Saudi Arabian father’ over Roe v. Wade

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After the United States Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey on Friday, California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis appeared on MSNBC to discuss the ruling.

She touted California’s plans to become an abortion sanctuary for out-of-state travelers seeking abortions, and also took aim at Justice Clarence Thomas, comparing him to an individual from a country with restrictive laws governing women’s behavior.

“Sadly I think that this decision is delegitimizing the Supreme Court,” she said. “Who is Clarence Thomas? Is he my Saudi Arabian father who’s going to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body, with my life?”

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