Congresswoman Pressley Slams White Supremacist Roots Of Anti-Abortion Efforts


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(Photos: Twitter) WASHINGTON – In a passionate speech on the House floor, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus’ Abortion Rights and Access Taskforce and co-lead of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), slammed the white supremacist history of the anti-abortion movement and implored the Senate to stand on the right side of history by passing WHPA and codifying the right to abortion care into law. The Congresswoman’s speech comes ahead of the Senate’s vote on WHPA later today. The full transcript of Pressley's remarks is below:Madam Speaker,I rise today in solidarity with the one in four women across this country who have had an abortion and every person who will ever seek abortion care.Your neighbor, co-worker, family member, those whom you work with and yes, those whom you worship with too.The mother of three working double shifts to make ends meet, who just cannot manage the physical demands of another pregnancy.