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(CNSNews.com) – Wading into the controversy over the passage of pro-life laws in red states, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Wednesday accused the “religious right” of trying to force its views on the nation, and disputed conservatives’ claims to be motivated by concern for human life.
She also accused conservatives of hypocrisy, citing two instances when Republican former lawmakers were accused of behavior running contrary to their public stances on moral issues.
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“Religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate state laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society – all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of American women,” Omar said on the House floor.
She cited the signing into law in Alabama of the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, the passage in Georgia of a bill that would make performing an abortion illegal once a heartbeat is detected.
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Omar said the two examples were “are only the latest in a long history of efforts to criminalize women’s – women for simply existing, to punish us when we don’t conform to their attempts to control us.”
“A new proposal in Texas would go as far as to threaten women who obtain an abortion with capital punishment,” she said. The proposal referred to was in fact effectively killed last month, when a Republican committee chairman said he would not allow it...
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