Dem. Rep. Accuses Republicans of Wanting Women to Die from Abortions

By NTK Staff | 01.24.2017 @3:27pm

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) accused Republicans of wanting to, “to take us back to the days when women died from unsafe abortions in this country,” while speaking in opposition to H.R. 7, a bill that would ban taxpayer funding for abortion and abortion insurance. The bill is widely viewed as an extension of the Hyde […]

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) accused Republicans of wanting to, “to take us back to the days when women died from unsafe abortions in this country,” while speaking in opposition to H.R. 7, a bill that would ban taxpayer funding for abortion and abortion insurance. The bill is widely viewed as an extension of the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used for abortion.

“Clearly Republicans are trying to take us back to the days when women died from unsafe abortions in this country,” Lee said on the House floor Tuesday.

“Madam Speaker, women should be able to make their own decisions about reproductive health care including abortions without members of Congress or employers interfering,” Lee concluded.

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