A group of House Republicans is introducing a new “Women’s Bill of Rights” to protect the rights of females based on their biological gender.
Arizona Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko led the group of lawmakers on the Republican Study Committee (RSC) to push for the new legislation on Thursday.
“As the Left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society,” Lesko said in a statement. “Whether it’s keeping the word ‘mother’ in written law, or ensuring women’s domestic violence shelters do not have to accept biological men, we must stand up for women.”
The bill is designed to push back on recent efforts by many Democrats to redefine gender or even recognize the unique differences between men and women.
“The modern Democrat party has put the Left’s woke agenda before the rights of women,” RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN).
“These days, Democrats refuse to even admit women exist or recognize them as unique beings, with unique abilities. While radical liberals strip away the progress and protections that generations of women fought to achieve, Republicans must fight back and acknowledge these basic biological truths. As the father of three daughters, I’m proud to co-lead this resolution reaffirming the legal protections afforded to them under federal law,” he added.
Independent Women’s Voice Vice President Carrie Lukas also shared her support for the bill in the statement.
“Women and girls’ interests are being short-changed today by those who seek to eradicate sex-specific sports, facilities, and opportunities. That ends today. I’m grateful that Representatives Lesko, Banks, Harshbarger, and Miller are standing up for women and for common sense,” Lukas said.
The bill acknowledges the biological differences between men and women and “highlights the importance of differentiating between men and women in law for the purposes of protecting sex-segregated activities and organizations.” The bill also affirms the importance of using “mother” and “father” in written laws to protect families and parents.
Lesko spoke out regarding the new bill at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
“More and more often, our colleagues on the left are trying to erase women,” the congresswoman said.
Today at the @RepublicanStudy’s press conference, I spoke about the Women’s Bill of Rights that I introduced to stand up for the rights of women and ensure our safety. Watch my remarks below: pic.twitter.com/AcvQI2Om3i
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) May 19, 2022
During an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Lesko also shared that she was proud to represent the legislation.
“I am proud to introduce the Women’s Bill of Rights to affirm the importance of acknowledging women and their unique and distinguishing characteristics and contributions to our nation. As the Left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society. Whether it’s keeping the word ‘mother’ in written law, or ensuring women’s domestic violence shelters do not have to accept biological men, we must stand up for women,” Lesko said.
The issue of gender also came to the forefront of discussion this week after Avow Texas Executive Director Aimee Arrambide testified during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that said “anyone can identify for themselves,” agreed that men could “become pregnant,” and that a man could have an abortion.
Rep. @jdanbishop: "Do you believe men can become pregnant and have abortions?"
Dem abortion witness: "Yes." pic.twitter.com/M5DebkLriN
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 18, 2022