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This morning, I took to the floor of the House to denounce the Republicans for waging their hypocritical war on women. GOP efforts to limit women’s access to contraception is just another one of their attempts to tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies and we need to call them out.

Please take a moment to watch this 1 minute floor speech and let me know what you think.

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Thank you,

Gary Peters
Representative from Michigan’s 9th Congressional District

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Transcript from the floor speech:

Madam Speaker, I rise today in outrage and disbelief that my Republican colleagues believe that they are more qualified to determine what a woman can do with her own body than she is.

Republicans say that they’re on the side of freedom and personal responsibility.

They also say that they are against big government intrusion, but when it comes to women in this country it's nothing but a bunch of empty rhetoric.  

Let’s be clear, the debate about contraception is really about the Republicans deep-seated opposition to women making decisions about their own bodies.

It is an outrage, it is unconscionable, it is insulting and it is un-American to treat women, by virtue of their gender, as second class citizens by denying their ability to control their own destinies.

To my Republican colleagues, shame on you for waging your hypocritical war on women.

Originally posted to RepGaryPeters on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM PST.

Also republished by Pro Choice.

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