[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 120 (Wednesday, July 20, 2022)]
[Page H6902]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                            WE WON'T GO BACK

  (Ms. BROWN of Ohio asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. BROWN of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, life, liberty, and the pursuit of 
happiness. These inalienable rights have served as a compass in guiding 
us as we strive to create a more perfect Union.
  Yet, recently, these rights have been the target of relentless 
political attacks by a Supreme Court that has seemingly abandoned the 
promises of our Constitution and by far-right extremists with a radical 
agenda to dismantle decades of progress to take us back, back to a time 
when people were ashamed and murdered because the person they chose to 
love didn't have a certain skin color or was of the same gender and 
back to a time when women could not access legal and safe reproductive 
healthcare measures.
  Today, I stand in solidarity with the millions of Americans who have 
been angered by these disgraceful acts to say that I refuse to be taken 
back because we have come much too far.