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  • Congress Should Help Women and Families

    by Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    Posted on 2015-01-22

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    BONAMICI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, in 1973, 42 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have the right to safe and legal abortion.

    I remember the days before that landmark decision. Mr. Speaker, over the centuries it has been clear, when abortion is illegal, it does not go away but is very unsafe.

    On this anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we should commit to reducing unwanted pregnancies. We should commit to making family planning services more available.

    To help women and families, we should be passing the Paycheck Fairness Act for equal pay and a robust infrastructure plan for jobs across this country.

    To help women and families, let's stop trying to take away women's rights. Let's protect their health care. Let's pass the Women's Health Protection Act and say ``no'' to unconstitutional attempts to restrict the right of women to safe and legal abortion.


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