[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 36 (Tuesday, March 6, 2012)]
[Pages H1164-H1165]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       THE GOP'S ASSAULT ON WOMEN

  (Mr. YARMUTH asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. YARMUTH. Madam Speaker, Rush Limbaugh's appalling attack on 
Georgetown student Sandra Fluke is no isolated incident, but part of a 
broader GOP assault on women's health.
  Republicans have ushered in Women's History Month with legislation to

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allow employers and insurance companies to deny women needed health 
coverage. But let's also take a look at their recent record on issues 
important to women's health.
  Last year, Republicans voted to end Federal funding for Planned 
Parenthood, the largest provider of reproductive health services in the 
United States. They voted to eliminate funding for Title X family 
planning which, for 40 years, has provided family planning services, 
cancer screenings, and other preventive health services to low-income 
  And with their attempt to repeal the health care reform law, 
Republicans voted to allow insurance companies to, once again, deny 
women coverage if they've ever been pregnant, had a C-section, or been 
the victim of domestic violence.
  Madam Speaker, Republicans' idea of Women's History Month is 
reenacting the women's equality fight of 100 years ago.
  I call on my GOP colleagues to join us here in the 21st century, 
where women not only raise families, they have jobs, and they even wear