DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1797, the Republicans' latest effort to infringe on a woman's right to choose:
"The House GOP is once again attempting to force their extremist ideology on America's women. Today, House Republicans passed the most extreme abortion legislation that Congress has passed in the last decade.
“Forty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that women have the right to choose what is best for themselves and their bodies. In the long-term, Republicans are dead-set on overturning Roe v. Wade and for the time being are fixated on systematically chipping away at a woman's right to choose at the federal and state level. Democrats refuse to let that happen – from the halls of Congress to state legislatures, we will fight to protect a woman's right to make her own choices about her health care.
"Earlier this year, national Republicans pledged to be less extreme in order to expand their support among voters. Unfortunately for Republicans, actions speak louder than words, and today's extremist and out of touch vote will not go unnoticed by America's women."