Access to Reproductive Care

Floor Speech

Date: May 23, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. BLUMENAUER. Madam Speaker, our Supreme Court is a symbol of corrupt and cruel judicial politics.

Clarence Thomas is the poster child for the Supreme Court, the only Federal court with no ethical standards at all, let alone, enforce them.

They empower extremists who would deny vital lifesaving care in their zeal to enforce their vision on the limits of women's health.

It is not just about their opposition to abortion. They are forcing women to be pregnant, regardless of the consequences to real people.

The harms are not theoretical as illustrated in today's Washington Post editorial. Real women and their families suffer serious injury being denied care they need.

I am proud I come from one of the few States that has no limitations on families' access to reproductive healthcare, the most personal of decisions.

Change is coming, make no mistake, as more and more recognize the impact of this cruel interference in the most personal of decisions.

Despite hopelessly gerrymandered State legislatures, the people ultimately will win.