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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham statement on President's public school bathroom order

May 13, 2016
Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, issued the following statement in response the President Obama’s order mandating that all public schools allow people to use any bathroom they choose regardless of their biological gender.

“President Obama’s decree that all public schools allow people to use any bathroom they choose is yet another example of why Washington should not be dictating policy on the local school level. His threat to withhold federal funding from schools that do not comply is nothing short of extortion. Liberal politicians and bureaucrats should not infringe on our values to appease less than 1 percent of the population. Frankly, I don’t want my granddaughters going to the same bathroom with a grown man, and I have a huge problem with Obama telling them that they have to just deal with it,” Dr. Abraham said.

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