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Louise S.
Democrat NY 25

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  • Planned Parenthood Resolution

    by Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    SLAUGHTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus in strong support of the caucus' resolution condemning violence toward women.

    This month, our Nation has seen unspeakable violence, including in a Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado and the awful things that happened in San Bernardino, California. I condemn this violence in the strongest possible way.

    We get so used to it, don't we? Eighty-nine Americans are shot to death every day, over 300 mass killings already this year in this country, and we get up on the floor of the House and we go through our piety and we ask for a moment of silence. That is all we can give. We are not going to give any more relief to the people of the United States from gun culture, but take a moment of silence. Those of us who sit in this Chamber who can do something about it steadfastly refuse to do so.

    For heaven's sake, many countries in this world don't have 89 killings in a month, much less every day.

    No American should feel intimidated or threatened because of choosing to access health care. Violence is unconscionable and we have to stop it.


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