Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes Against Legislation Undermining Provision of Reproductive Health Care
Washington, January 11, 2023
Tags: Health Care , Women's Health
Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted against two pieces of legislation that undermine access to reproductive health care, H.R. 26 and H.Con.Res. 3.
“I continue to be disappointed by the disingenuous and dangerous legislation that the new Republican majority has chosen to begin this Congress, especially today’s thinly veiled efforts to criminalize access to reproductive healthcare,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. “As I told my colleagues today, these bills are an assault on the health, rights, equality, and dignity of American women and the people who provide their reproductive health care, and for these reasons, I voted no on both.”
Prior to the vote, Congresswoman Fletcher took to the floor to urge her colleagues to vote against both bills. To see her remarks opposing H.R. 26, click here. To see her remarks opposing H.Con.Res. 3, click here.
A 2022 report from the National Abortion Federation found a significant increase in stalking, bomb threats, invasions, and assault and battery against abortion providers. Since 1977, there have been 11 murders, 42 bombings, 196 arsons, 491 assaults, and thousands of incidents of criminal activities directed at patients, providers, and volunteers in connection with provision of reproductive health care, including abortion.
Congresswoman Fletcher is an original cosponsor of a resolution Condemning All Political Violence and Attacks on Health Care Facilities and Personnel. She has continuously led efforts to protect access to abortion and to protect the private data of people seeking reproductive health care. Last year, her bill to protect the right to travel for abortion, the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom, H.R. 8297, passed the House. Congresswoman Fletcher was an original cosponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which establishes a statutory federal right to abortion free from medically unnecessary restrictions.