House Republicans will vote today on their 'Protect Life Act,' which would allow hospitals, which receive federal funds, the option of denying a woman an abortion even if her life was in danger.
At a press conference ahead of the vote, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted the Republican’s bill: “When the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor."
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) described the GOP’s efforts as "misogynist" from the House floor.
On the other side, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) denied that a bill that would allow hospitals to refuse treatment to pregnant women was somehow "misogynist," adding that “nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have.”
In the past six years, Foxx has voted against abortion rights at least nine times. Family planning advocates claim that an amendment introduced by the congresswoman in May was designed to prevent doctors from being properly trained to perform abortions.