Flood and Pansing Brooks argue over House abortion rights bill | Regional government

Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk on Friday voted against the House passing legislation to restore the right to abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Roe v Safeguards. . Wade of a woman’s right to an abortion.

The bill was approved by the Democratic majority in the House on a vote of 219 to 210 and is virtually certain to be blocked in the Senate.

Flood, the newly elected Republican congressman from the 1st District, described the proposal as “abortion-on-demand extremism.”

“This sweeping legislation would allow abortion of unborn children for any reason (including on the basis of gender, race or disability) up to the time of birth and eliminate state regulation of the industry. abortion,” the 1st District congressman said.


Flood called the legislation “this barbaric bill”.

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Senator Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, who will oppose Flood as the Democratic candidate in the Nov. 8 general election, said “Mike Flood’s draconian stance on women’s reproductive access has become even clearer. “.

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Flood “voted against a bill allowing women and children to travel across state lines for vital health care services,” Pansing Brooks said.

Pansing Brooks said Flood’s previous votes as a member of the Legislative Assembly “endangered birth control, in vitro fertilization and marriage equality.”

“It’s time to codify Roe into law, which allowed for reasonable restrictions, and to repair the damage done by the United States Supreme Court and the rollback of our right to privacy,” she said. .

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