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Julia B.
Democrat CA 26

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  • No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

    by Representative Julia Brownley

    Posted on 2014-01-15

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    BROWNLEY of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. BROWNLEY of California. Madam Speaker, it has been over 40 years since the Supreme Court decided ROE v. WADE, affirming a woman's constitutional right to make her own health care decisions.

    In 2012, campaigns across the country, including mine and that of the Presidency, were fought and won on this issue. Yet, here we are again.

    H.R. 7, a bill being considered by the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, is a shameful attempt to deny a woman a right given to her under our Constitution in pursuit of an ideology that has been repeatedly rejected by the American people.

    Madam Speaker, that this House would even consider a bill that would require a woman to prove to the IRS that she was raped or the victim of incest in order to have access to affordable health care is beneath the dignity of this body, it is beyond my comprehension, it is reprehensible.


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