Rep. Gutiérrez on Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood and Repeal Obamacare
“The nation is not turning back the clock to a time before Obama or a time before Roe v. Wade.”
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement after voting against a Senate-passed, Republican-backed “reconciliation” bill that if signed into law would defund Planned Parenthood and revoke Obamacare. The President has vowed to veto the legislation. The following is a statement from Rep. Gutiérrez:
Women’s health, the health care of American families, the freedom of women to control their own bodies – these are not issues to be trifled with or used as political playthings. This is serious business and the Republicans are still feeding red meat to their base.
Most people try to turn over a new leaf at New Year, but for Republicans, it didn’t last a week. Republicans just cannot help themselves. No matter how hard they try to change their ways and legislate seriously on issues, they fall back into their pattern of partisan pandering to primary voters and symbolic bills going nowhere.
The nation is not turning back the clock to a time before Obama or a time before Roe v. Wade. Get over it, Republicans, and move on with the rest of us.
Rep. Gutiérrez represents the Fourth District of Illinois, is a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and is a Member of the Judiciary Committee. He has been a vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood.
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