Tlaib Statement on Republicans’ Extreme Anti-Abortion Care Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released the following statement opposing the extreme anti-abortion care legislation passed by House Republicans: 

“Speaker McCarthy has already relinquished control to the far-right members of his caucus to win the Speakership after 14 humiliating votes. Now, the GOP is moving forward with an extreme agenda that the American people soundly rejected in the last election. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade after nearly 50 years of precedent is deeply unpopular with the American people. We’ve seen voters in Michigan and other states across the country vote to codify access to abortion care. Still, Republicans want to ban abortion nationwide with no exceptions for rape or incest, and criminalize health care providers.

“Within days of taking the majority, after a delayed and chaotic start to the 118th Congress, Republicans brought legislation to the floor to attack abortion care and bodily autonomy. Every single person, regardless of their income, zip code, or skin color deserves the freedom to make decisions about their own body. I will continue to hold the line to mitigate the policy violence that Republicans will inflict on the American people with their extreme far-right agenda until access to abortion care is once again restored as the law of the land.”


Recent Posts

Jun 20, 2024
Justice for All

Tlaib, Kamlager-Dove Introduce Resolution on Juneteenth to Honor, Preserve, and Invest in Freedmen’s Settlements

DETROIT — Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) and Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37) introduced a resolution to honor, preserve, and invest in former Freedmen’s Settlements—communities established by freed enslaved African Americans following the abolition of slavery. Over 1,200 Freedmen’s Settlements and Black towns were established throughout the South and across the nation before and after emancipation to create safer, self-sustaining, and thriving communities away […]

Jun 18, 2024

Op-Ed in The Nation: Black Liberation and Palestinian Liberation Are Interconnected

by Nina Turner and Rashida Tlaib From Detroit to Cleveland to Gaza, and everywhere in between, we must fight for a world built on equal rights, freedom from oppression, and human dignity for all people. In the words of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” The collective liberation of oppressed […]

May 31, 2024

Tlaib Statement on Targeting of WSU Students

DETROIT — Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) released the following statement: “On May 23, 2024, Wayne State University students exercising their constitutional rights to protest set up a peaceful encampment on campus, calling for an end to the University’s investments in weapons manufacturers and the Israeli government’s ongoing genocide in Gaza and greater transparency from the University. “As […]