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U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski has a long record of attacking women’s health. From speaking (many times) at the annual March for Life to voting seven times to “defund” Planned Parenthood to fighting against no-copay birth control and the Affordable Care Act, Lipinski stands well apart from the principles someone would expect from a Chicago-area Democrat.

(It’s no wonder that two other Chicago-area Democrats in Congress — Luis Gutierrez and Jan Schakowsky — have endorsed Lipinski’s primary challenger, Marie Newman.)

This might blow your mind, though: In Congress, Lipinski has sponsored over 50 separate measures attacking women’s health — including the right to obtain a safe, legal abortion.

That’s right: In addition to casting votes against marriage equality, the Dream Act, and expanding access to health care, Lipinski has lent his name to 54 separate items of legislation that attack women’s health.

We have the full list of sponsorships; take the time to read it. (It’s a long list, so have a beverage handy to keep from getting parched.)

  Date of introduction Title Number
1 2005-03-03 RU-486 Suspension and Review Act of 2005 H.R. 1079
2 2005-04-28 End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act of 2005 H.R. 2012
3 2007-02-15 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act H.R. 1063
4 2007-06-05 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2007 H.R. 2564
5 2007-12-04 Mourning the passing of Congressman Henry J. Hyde and celebrating his leadership and service to the people of Illinois and the United States of America H. Res. 843
6 2008-09-23 Susan B. Anthony Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 H.R. 7016
7 2009-01-22 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act H.R. 634
8 2009-03-31 Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2009 H.R. 1822
9 2010-04-22 To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to coverage of abortion services under such act H.R. 5111
10 2010-05-11 Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2010 H.R. 5276
11 2010-07-29 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act H.R. 5939
12 2011-01-07 Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act H.R. 217
13 2011-01-20 Protect Life Act H.R. 358
14 2011-01-20 Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 H.R. 361
15 2011-01-20 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act H.R. 3
16 2011-06-22 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act H.R. 2299
17 2011-12-01 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2012 H.R. 3541
18 2012-01-23 Ultrasound Informed Consent Act H.R. 3805
19 2012-01-23 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act H.R. 3803
20 2012-04-27 SAFE Act H.R. 4971
21 2012-05-08 Homeland Security Respect for Life Act H.R. 5646
22 2012-05-10 Telemedicine Safety Act H.R. 5731
23 2012-07-24 PRO-LIFE Act H.R. 6173
24 2013-01-04 Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act H.R. 217
25 2013-01-22 SAFE Act H.R. 346
26 2013-02-01 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2013 H.R. 447
27 2013-02-05 Homeland Security Respect for Life Act H.R. 493
28 2013-02-14 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act H.R. 732
29 2013-03-04 Health Care Conscience Rights Act H.R. 940
30 2013-03-13 PRO-LIFE Act H.R. 1122
31 2013-04-26 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act H.R. 1797
32 2013-05-14 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014 H.R. 7
33 2013-05-23 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012 H.R. 2164
34 2013-07-18 Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Reauthorization Act of 2013 H.R. 2734
35 2013-10-09 Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2013 H.R. 3279
36 2014-05-21 Every Child is a Blessing Act of 2014 H.R. 4698
37 2015-01-06 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act H.R. 36
38 2015-01-08 Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act H.R. 217
39 2015-01-21 No taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 H.R. 7
40 2015-01-22 PRO-LIFE Act H.R. 463
41 2015-02-05 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act H.R. 803
42 2015-02-12 Health Care Conscience Rights Act H.R. 940
43 2015-07-21 Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 H.R. 3134
44 2015-09-11 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2105 (sic) H.R. 3498
45 2015-09-15 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act H.R. 3504
46 2016-03-22 Conscience Protection Act of 2016 H.R. 4828
47 2016-04-13 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2016 H.R. 4924
48 2017-01-03 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2017 H.R. 147
49 2017-01-03 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act H.R. 37
50 2017-01-03 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act H.R. 36
51 2017-01-13 No taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 H.R. 7
52 2017-01-24 Conscience Protection Act of 2017 H.R. 644
53 2017-10-03 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act H.R. 36
54 2018-01-19 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act H.R. 4712

On March 20, residents of Lipinski’s district have the chance to send a champion for women’s health to Congress. Planned Parenthood Action Fund supports Marie Newman for Congress because she’s the right candidate for Illinois women, and because she understands that personal, private health decisions should be between a patient and their doctor — not their member of Congress.

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