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Alma A.
Democrat NC 12

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  • Opposing Attack on Women’s Reproductive Choice

    by Representative Alma S. Adams

    Posted on 2015-01-21

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    ADAMS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ADAMS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today against H.R. 36, a bold attack on reproductive freedom. While in the North Carolina House, I fought tirelessly for women's reproductive choice. As the 100th woman in Congress, I will do the same in the U.S. House. The fight begins with speaking against this unconscionable bill.

    Mr. Franks, women's health decisions are personal. They should be between a woman, her family, and her doctor--not the North Carolina House and not the U.S. House.

    H.R. 36 would add barriers for women who often face complicated, heart-breaking circumstances. I join other women who adamantly oppose this bill, including many of my Republican colleagues.

    Today, I stand with Senators, Representatives, and NARAL activists in delivering 150,000 American signatures opposing this bill. I respectfully urge my colleagues not to support this legislation.

    A woman cannot call herself free who does not own or control her own body.


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