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Patrick LeahyU.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont
Comment On The Women’s Health Protection Act

Comment On The Women’s Health Protection Act

This is a debate about the Women’s Health Protection Act.  Protecting women’s health.  Protecting half America’s population in their right to seek the health care they require.  Protecting their ability, half of America, to make decisions about their own bodies.  How is this a question even up for debate?

Today the Senate considers the Women’s Health Protection Act.  A woman’s right to make choices about her own body is a constitutional right.  It was affirmed by the Supreme Court nearly 50 years ago.  Polling – as if that should be the benchmark by which we legislate – shows that nearly two-out-of-three Americans believe the fundamental right established in 1973’s Roe vs. Wade should be upheld.  Yet here we are today – a body of 100, 76 percent of which are male – making decisions about the private lives of the nearly 168 million women in this country.  That’s ludicrous.

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