Rep. Ilhan Omar: Conservatives Concerns for Unborn Babies 'Not Genuine'
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Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar attacked conservatives from the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, criticizing their support of pro-life abortion legistlation and arguing that Republians have little concern for children detained at the border.
"I rise today to defy the horrifying attacks happening against women's reproductive rights all across this country," Omar began."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."
"The recent efforts like those in Alabama, in Georgia, are only the latest in a long history of efforts to criminalize women for simply existing, to punish us when we don't conform to their attempts to control us," Omar continued.
Omar then criticized other measures across the U.S., calling them "a dangerous violation of human rights."
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacks conservative people of faith on the House floor, suggests that their concern for unborn babies is not genuine and they are hypocrites pic.twitter.com/XGiWwB51GV— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 23, 2019
"But because it's happening here with the support of the ultra-conservative religious right, we call it religious freedom," Omar continued. "Let's just be honest, for the religious Right this isn't simply about their care or concern for life. If they cared about or were concerned about children, they would be concerned about the children that are being detained and those that are dying in camps across our borders, or the children who are languishing in hunger and facing homelessness."
WIBC host Tony Katz denounced Omar's comments Thursday morning.
"If you want to advocate for children, be bothered with people who send their children unaccompanied to the border. And note that border patrol gets people medicine and makes sure people have a place to be.
This is a wonderful example from Rep. Ilhan Omar of basing an argument in something that doesn't exist."
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