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Democrat FL 18

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

    by Representative Patrick Murphy

    Posted on 2015-01-22

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    MURPHY of Florida. I thank the gentlewoman from Colorado (Ms. DeGette) for yielding and for her advocacy and work on this issue.



    Today, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which changed history for women in America by allowing them to control their own bodies, I rise against the effort to roll back these rights.

    Though we have come a long way in the last 42 years, some politicians want to undo this progress and restrict access to critical medical procedures women may need. Why have we been debating whether the government should seize control over women's health decisions when the American people want us to work together to create good-paying jobs, balance the budget, and raise the minimum wage? Instead, this Chamber is wasting time with a divisive argument about whether the government should jeopardize a woman's access to medically necessary procedures.

    Politicians are not medical experts, and we should not deny a woman the ability to make her own decisions with those she trusts the most. I ask my colleagues to focus on the economy instead of spending time on bills that divide this House and this country.

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