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Threats to Reproductive Rights in America, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 4, 2019   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the June 4, 2019 hearing on "Threats to Reproductive Rights in America," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. From the opening statement of Steve Cohen: "More than 45 years ago, the United States Supreme Court recognized that women must have the right to control their own bodies, including by having the right to decide when to have children and when to terminate a pregnancy. Now, it was not an unlimited right, but it was a right. More than 25 years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed that right after years of sustained opposition. Now in this year, the year of 2019, the rights of women across the Nation are under attack like never before. [...] Women are fighting back. Our witnesses today include two legal experts who are raising awareness of these issues, one of whom is fighting day after day to keep these clinics open. We will also hear from two physicians who provide reproductive healthcare to patients, including abortion care when necessary. And we have two women with the courage to share their own stories about receiving abortions, because they have recognized how important it is to destigmatize this subject and stop shaming women for their choices and medical histories." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Melissa Murray, Busy Philipps, Owen Phillips, Christina Bennett, Melissa Ohden, Jennifer Dalven, Yashica Robinson, and H.K. Gray.

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Serial No. 116-23
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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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