Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Slams Draconian, Dangerous Anti-Abortion Bills

May 15, 2019
Press Release

Press Release Banner - United States Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib  - Serving Michgan's 13th Congressional District

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released the following statement on anti-abortion bills passing in Michigan and Alabama:

“From Alabama to at home in Michigan just yesterday, a woman’s right to make decisions about her body is fundamentally under attack. Extremists are pushing draconian, blatantly unconstitutional bills that put women’s health in jeopardy - all so they can live out their gross dreams of overturning Roe v. Wade and condemning those who can become pregnant to the unsafe abortions of decades past.

“These attacks are fundamentally led by white men in government who have no legal or moral authority to control our bodies, and who would surely revolt if women legislators proposed, for instance, mandatory vasectomies for all men in this country. 

“I’m thankful for Michigan Governor Whitmer’s leadership in vowing to veto this legislation. We must continue to fight back. We must fill the streets, the courts, and our government with our bodies, our anger, and our resolve to keep abortion safe and legal.”