Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Floor Speech

Date: Jan. 11, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mrs. FLETCHER. Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 26 and to its very name because it is not about what House Republicans claim it is about, because what they claim it is about isn't a thing.

What this bill is about is an assault on the health, rights, equality, and dignity of American women and the people who provide their reproductive healthcare.

It is an assault we have seen in my home State of Texas where women having miscarriages are being turned away from the hospitals and told to come back when they are closer to dying, where doctors fear, and are told, that they cannot meet the standard of care for their patients.

Providers and patients are afraid of misleading bills like this one criminalizing healthcare.

But, of course, that is the point, isn't it?

I stand here today, and I will stand here every day, to oppose this bill and others like it, to talk about the real healthcare crisis facing women today, and to urge my colleagues to vote ``no.''