Rep. Norma Torres

Rep. Norma Torres, a California Democrat, described her Republican male colleagues as “sex-starved” during a discussion about a spending bill that Democrats say would limit access to contraception and family planning services.
“It is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose,” Torres said.
The congresswoman, who supports abortion rights, retracted her comment after Republican Rep. Rob Woodall interrupted her to ask her if she’d like to “change her last statement.”
But she added: “It is tiring to be here, on this floor or in committee — as a woman — to continue to be counseled about what types of … family planning conversations that, rightfully, I deserve to have with my own doctor.”

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Rep. Norma Torres, a California Democrat, described her Republican male colleagues as “sex-starved” during a debate over a spending bill that Democrats say would limit access to contraception and family planning services.

She withdrew her statement, but added, “contraception for women isn’t something to be debate here.”

“Mr. Speaker, it is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose,” Torres said.

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