A group of House Republicans have introduced a new “Women’s Bill of Rights” designed to protect the rights of actual women based on their biological sex, not the left’s new definition of woman based on feelings.
Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) led the group of lawmakers on the Republican Study Committee (RSC) who pushed for the new legislation. The congresswoman spoke about the bill during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.
“I am proud to introduce 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 said on Fox News. “As the Left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society. 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 legislation is designed to counter the recent efforts by the left to redefine gender and ignore the unique differences between men and women.
In pushing back against the left’s ideology, the bill acknowledges the biological differences between men and women, and “highlights the importance of differentiating between men and women in law for the purposes of protecting sex-segregated activities and organizations.”
The legislation also affirms the importance of using the terms “mother” and “father” in written laws in order to protect families and parents.
“The modern Democrat party has put the Left’s woke agenda before the rights of women,” said RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN).
“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,” the congressman added.
Carrie Lukas, Vice President of Independent Women’s Voice, voiced her support for the bill in a statement.
“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,” she wrote.
Lesko discussed the new legislation during a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
“More and more often, our colleagues on the left are trying to erase women,” she said.