Lesko Introduces the Women’s Bill of Rights
Washington, May 19, 2022 | Rachel Harris (202-417-0746)
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced the Women’s Bill of Rights to affirm the importance of acknowledging women and their unique and distinguishing characteristics and contributions to our nation. Lesko was joined by Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN-03), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01), and Mary Miller (R-IL-15) in introducing the legislation.
“As the Left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “Whether it’s keeping the word “mother” in written law, or ensuring women’s domestic violence shelters do not have to accept biological men, we must stand up for women.”
“The modern Democrat party has put the Left’s woke agenda before the rights of women,” said RSC Chairman Jim Banks. “These days, Democrats refuse to even admit women exist or recognize them as unique beings, with unique abilities. While radical liberals strip away the progress and protections that generations of women fought to achieve, Republicans must fight back and acknowledge these basic biological truths. As the father of three daughters, I’m proud to co-lead this resolution reaffirming the legal protections afforded to them under federal law.”
“Women and girls’ interests are being short-changed today by those who seek to eradicate sex-specific sports, facilities, and opportunities. That ends today. I’m grateful that Representatives Lesko, Banks, Harshbarger, and Miller are standing up for women and for common sense,” said Independent Women’s Voice Vice President Carrie Lukas.
The bill acknowledges the biological differences in men and women, highlights the importance of differentiating between men and women in law for the purposes of protecting sex-segregated activities and organizations, and affirms the importance of using “mother” and “father” in written law to protect families and bolster parents.