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Congressman John Conyers Jr. (MI-13.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in opposition to the Trump Administration’s so-called immigration priorities:
Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (D-TN) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s issuance of two deeply troubling documents:
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36 on a near party line vote of 237-189. H.R. 36, the so called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” bans abortions beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization and is a direct challenge to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Fact Sheet: H.R. 36, The So-Called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”
H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” bans abortions beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization. The bill has no health exception and only an extremely narrow exception for cases where a woman’s life is endangered by a physical condition. The bill also has woefully inadequate rape and incest exceptions. By banning pre-viability abortions, H.R. 36 is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” is a dangerous and far-reaching attack on a woman’s constitutional right to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy - a right that the Supreme Court guaranteed more than 44 years ago in Roe v. Wade.
Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s continued inflammatory rhetoric urging the National Football League (NFL) to fire players for protesting racial injustice:
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today gave the following statement during the hearing of H.Res. 488, a resolution of inquiry regarding Jeff Sessions' recusal and James Comey firing
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
As you noted, we will now consider virtually the same resolution we visited before the recess.
It may be useful to review how the Committee arrived at this point.
ON FRIDAY, September 8th, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a forum entitled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses.” Amidst national conversations on white supremacy, xenophobia, and racial inequality, reports surfaced suggesting that the Trump Administration has plans to reexamine the values of racial diversity on campuses.