The House GOP's attempts to restrict women's rights are for show, yes. But while Congress rattles its saber, pro-choice advocates should not be distracted from the real fights it has inspired in the states.
The truth is that H.R. 3 breaks sharply with longstanding federal abortion policy in ways that could significantly impact people's health insurance and set a precedent that jeopardizes funding for many faith-based organizations.
The current attack on women's personal liberties, our access to reproductive health services and our right to lifesaving medical care is stunning in its scope, appalling in its indifference, and outrageous in its arrogance.
Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce heard three "experts" on abortion policy testify on the "Protect Life Act," one of several bills aimed at reducing access to legal abortion services.
The Republican Party would like you to think the debate over anti-choice legislation is about valuing life. Rest assured it is not; we all value life. It's about the belief that the rights of an individual should be valued above all else.