REP LIEU STATEMENT SUPPORTING WOMEN'S HEALTH AND RIGHT TO CHOOSE
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to a series of legislative actions from states across the country intended to hinder a woman’s right to choose.
“This week we’ve seen an escalation of aggressive attacks on the rights of women. Multiple state legislatures have put forth and voted on legislation that severely limits or eliminates a woman’s right to have an abortion. This year, numerous state legislatures—comprised primarily of men—decided that they knew better than women and their doctors about what’s best for their care. They don’t. Women are entitled to make medical decisions on their own, without the interference of their government. Denying them that opportunity is an assault on their fundamental rights. I am appalled and will continue to raise my voice and express deep opposition to efforts to curb a woman’s right to choose. ”