Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas. Yesterday, Mr. Speaker, I had the privilege of meeting with leaders who treat women as OB/GYNs from Baylor College of Medicine and from St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas. They acknowledged the importance of access to women's health care.
In a hearing in Judiciary, a very renowned doctor, an OB/GYN, indicated that thousands of women are impacted with respect to cervical cancer by having access to contraceptives and to be able to be treated properly.
Let me be very clear: Now, with the established compromise, no religious institution will have to pay any money. One of the witnesses who happened to be a bishop said, That's fine; I'm not interfering with what some woman does elsewise.
So why do we have this crisis? We have a settlement to resolve--the protection of religious liberty and the protection of women's rights.
May I quickly indicate that just recently I introduced H.R. 83 that has to do with preventing bullying. And with the tragic incidences of the last 48 hours--now three young people dead--it's time again for this House to move again on a bill that deals with best practices to help our schools understand how to help our children.
I look forward to this legislation moving forward. I also look forward to acknowledging that access to women's health saves lives. Let's save lives.