Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested on Monday that women's reproductive rights have become "outdated" -- and that's why the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

McConnell made the remarks during a speech in Florence, Kentucky.

The Senate minority leader compared the Supreme Court's abortion decision to its reversal on racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson.

"It became, 9 to nothing, the law of the land, bringing down racial segregation," McConnell noted. "So I raise that just to make the point that precedent is important but sometimes the precedent is outdated or wrong."

"And this [abortion] issue [was] sent back to the democratic process for the will of the American people to make the decision," he added.

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Mitch McConnell says some women's rights 'outdated and wrong' following abortion ruling