Expressing the Sense of Congress Condemning the Recent Attacks on Pro- Life Facilities, Groups, and Churches

Floor Speech

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


Ms. VELAZQUEZ. Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H. Con. Res. 3.

This resolution is further proof of my colleagues' hypocrisy and their obsession with controlling a woman's inherent right to bodily autonomy.

This resolution ignores the long-documented history of violence against abortion providers, their staff, and their patients.

Violence is what Amanda Eid from Texas suffered when doctors could not induce labor after her amniotic fluid was leaking. Her doctors were prohibited from providing the treatment she urgently needed because of Texas' anti-abortion laws. Amanda's life will forever be changed, and that is the real violence.

The American people are overwhelmingly in support of protecting reproductive freedom. Women and the American people across this Nation have spoken loud and clear. They do not want the government interfering with their reproductive healthcare.

On behalf of all women in my district and across this country, I oppose this extreme resolution.