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Carolyn M.
Democrat NY 12

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  • No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015

    by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    Posted on 2015-01-22

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    MALONEY of New York. I thank the gentlewoman from [[Page H491]] the great State of New York for her extraordinary leadership on the Rules Committee and in so many areas for this country and our State.

    I rise today in strong opposition to yet another closed rule. Despite all the lectures from Republicans about how creating jobs and growing the economy should be the number one top priority for this Congress, here we are instead once again hammering away at a woman's right to make her own choices, control her own body, and make choices about her own health care.

    It is insulting to women, and it does not create one single job. But what it does do is put government between a physician and its patient. That is what it does. The other side says they want freedom and they want the government off their back. Yet on the most personal health care decisions for women, they are putting government between a woman and her doctor.

    This bill will not grow our economy, but it will make permanent such discriminatory bans that target women in both the public and private health insurance market.

    Republicans claim on their Web site--you can look it up and see it on their Web site--that they want to ``do something for the 8.7 million people in America who are still unemployed.'' It is time to focus on creating jobs and improving the economy for Americans, yet the first bill the Republican majority puts on the floor does not create one single job but discriminates, hurts, and insults women.

    I urge a strong, strong ``no'' vote on this rule and on the underlying bill.

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