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Janice S.
Democrat IL 9

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  • Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

    by Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    Posted on 2016-01-06

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    SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, it is a committee where I serve as the ranking Democratic member. We call it the Select Committee to Attack Women's Health.

    Now, that select committee was formed last fall after hearings were held and at which the Republicans accused in inflammatory language that somehow Planned Parenthood had violated the law.

    So these three committees that have already investigated Planned Parenthood have found absolutely nothing wrong with their activities. Yet, a select committee was appointed.

    The kind of language that was used is exactly the language that the murderer at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado used. This kind of inflammatory language is used on one of the number one health providers for poor women in this country, and it is being attacked unnecessarily.

    Now, I serve as the ranking member on that select committee. We will do everything we can to not only defend Planned Parenthood, but to stop these relentless attacks on women's health care in this country. It is shameful. Enough is enough.

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