Rep. Maloney Speaks Out Against Yet Another Republican Attack on a Woman’s Right to Choose

Jan 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, today took to the House floor to speak against H.R. 4712 Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a Republican anti-choice bill, and urged her colleagues to vote against this attempt to keep doctors from giving care to their patients and women from making their own health decisions, a right guaranteed by the Constitution. 

The Congresswoman, in addressing her colleagues, stated:

“In the past year, the usual Republican stream of anti-woman, anti-choice policies has turned into a flood. Today’s vile bill is based on myths and lies and designed to intimidate doctors from providing abortions.

“I’d like to remind my colleagues that for 45 years, the Supreme Court has upheld a woman’s Constitutional right to access a legal abortion and that current law already protects infants – as well it should. But, Republicans would rather play politics with women’s lives than rely on science and the law. This bill seeks to criminalize legal medical services and put extreme, anti-choice ideology between a woman and her doctor.

“In what other circumstance would we ever tolerate denying, delaying, and interfering with legitimate and legal medical care? This must stop. Protect a woman from this political charade. Allow doctors to take care of their patients.

“And please vote no on this unfair, vile bill.”

You can view the congresswoman’s full speech here.