Transcript for Sandra Fluke at DNC: Full Speech
Republicans shut me Alex. A hearing on contraception. In fact on that and don't. They didn't hear from a single woman. Even -- They were debating and it's still that affects nearly every woman. Because it happened in congress. People noticed. But it happens all the time. Too many women are shot out and silent. So -- I'm. Honored. To be standing at this podium. Easily could've been anyone at -- -- I'm here because I spoke out. -- tonight. Let's speak -- During this campaign. We've heard about two profoundly. Different. Future is that could -- women in this country. -- -- one of those futures. Looks like an offensive. Obsolete. Relic of our past. Warn that future are not distractions. They are not imagine that future could become real. In that America. You -- new presidents. Could be a man. Who stand by. When a public figure. Tries to silent. A private citizen. With hateful slurs. Who's -- who stand up to those slurs or to any the extreme. Big -- voices in his own. Their party. It would be in America act in -- -- -- -- new vice president. Who cosponsored. A bill that would allow pregnant women. To die preventable death. An hour emergency rooms. An American. In which states humiliate women. -- forcing us to -- error invasive ultrasound. That we don't want. Our doctor saying that we don't need. And America in -- access to birth control is controlled by people who were never used -- Redefine. Rape. And victims. Are victimized all over again. In which someone decide. Which domestic violence victims deserves access to services. And which. Don't. We know what that America would look like. And in a few short months. At the American that we could be. But that's not the America that we should be and it's not who we are. -- -- In that America. We have the right to choose. It's an America. In which no one can -- just more than men for the exact same health insurance. Which no one can deny not affordable access to the cancer screenings that could save our lives. In -- we decide when to start our family it. Americana in which our president. When he -- that a young woman had been verbally attacked. Think -- of his daughters. Not his delegate. -- -- -- And then. Instead of trying to silence her. You invite me here. Our employees. Over the last six months. I've seen what these two futures look like. And six months from now. We're all going to be living in one future. Or the other. But only one. A country where our president either -- our back. -- turns his back. Our generation gen re fighting a battle that they already want -- Refrain that we need -- pulled weeks off. About personal freedom. Apply to our body -- We talked often about choice. Well -- lady if and -- gentlemen. Did -- news.
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