Women's Health Protection Act of 2022

Floor Speech

Date: July 15, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Ms. ESCOBAR. Madam Speaker, it has been 22 days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, taking away women's ability to make choices about their own future, setting us back nearly 50 years. But even that is not enough for Republicans.

In the last 24 hours alone, we have gotten a glimpse into the dark future Republicans have in store for women, doctors, and vulnerable children:

The Indiana attorney general says he is investigating the doctor who treated a 10-year-old rape victim.

Texas sues the Biden administration for requiring abortions in medical emergencies so that women's lives could be saved.

And the National Right to Life official who said the 10-year-old should have had her baby.

Yes, according to Republicans, even a little girl impregnated by a brutal rape should be denied an abortion and have to endure a government-mandated birth.

Remember, this is the same party that has voted against:

Paid family and medical leave for parents of that baby.

Childcare for babies.

Universal pre-K for babies.

The Child Tax Credit, which helps babies.

School lunch programs that help babies.

Commonsense gun violence prevention measures that keep those babies safe in school, and much more.

The Republicans' war on women has never been more dangerous. Today, we will vote on the Women's Health Protection Act to ensure that women across this country have access to abortion and the freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies and their futures.

America, Democrats have your back.