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Webster: H.R. 5 Jeopardizes Women & Vulnerable Children

Washington, DC – Florida Congressman Daniel Webster today released the following statement on why he opposes H.R 5, the so-called ‘Equality Act.’

“I believe everyone should be treated with kindness and respect. However, while being called the “Equality Act” this bill does more to jeopardize women and already vulnerable populations in our society.

“H.R. 5 restricts parents from making healthcare decisions on behalf of their minor children. It ties the hands of doctors.  Worse, it strips doctors who have moral or religious objections to performing abortions of their conscience protections. It would close the doors of faith-based adoption centers that place children into loving homes. It erodes fundamental constitutional rights of religious liberty and freedom.

“As pointed out by Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova, it remakes women sports making competition patently unfair. The bill would force female teams to accept biological males who verbally identify as women, thereby denying women of their chance at a fair competition. Girls would be forced to share bathrooms, locker rooms, showers and sleeping facilities with biological males.”