Barbara Lee Wants to Protect a Woman’s Right to Choose

MONTGOMERY, AL – MAY 19: A protestor dressed as a character from the Hulu TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, walks back to her car after participating in a rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions on May 19, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama. Demonstrators gathered to protest HB 314, a bill passed by the Alabama Legislature last week making almost all abortion procedures illegal. (Photo by Julie Bennett/Getty Images)

The Trump administration is waging a war on women. For too long, women’s voices have been dismissed when it comes to our reproductive freedom and we must fight back.

Reproductive justice has been one of my top priorities for decades, from when I first began my journey on the Hill as a staffer to now as a Member of Congress and the co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. I was a young congressional staffer when Rep. Henry Hyde (D-Ill.) first introduced the Hyde Amendment in the appropriations bill. I knew then that I would do everything in my capacity to make sure that it was repealed. We must do everything we can to ensure progress and fight efforts to turn back the clock on women’s reproductive rights.

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