Norma Torres Wiki

Attacks ‘Sex-Starved Males’ During Abortion Debate: Norma Torres Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Norma Torres Wiki

Norma Torres Wiki

California Democrat Rep. Norma Torres momentarily stunned colleagues when blasted ‘sex-starved males’ she accused of interfering in the abortion debate.

The third-term congresswoman made the comment during a debate over a spending bill for health and human services programs.

‘It is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose,’ she said.

A trio of aides seated behind her at first didn’t look up from their smartphones following the remark, although it elicited groans from inside the chamber.

Republican Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia promptly asked Torres if she would like to modify her statement, as lawmakers are allowed to do under House rules.

She said she would – only to repeat the offending comment.

‘Mr. Speaker, I would just like to ask my friend if she’d like to change her last statement,’ Woodall inquired.

Torres Was Named Vice Chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Earlier This Year

According to a press release, the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus is a coalition of members of the House of Representatives who are working to preserve, protect, and advance women’s constitutionally-protected reproductive rights.

“The fight for reproductive rights has been transformative for American women. It has meant that gender would not and could not limit a woman’s opportunities in life. The ability to make choices about when to have a family has opened up the doors to pursue an education, begin a career, and earn a living. It has meant economic independence and freedom—freedom that is now being threatened by sustained Republican attacks. That’s what makes the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and the leadership of Congresswomen Dianna DeGette and Barbara Lee so critical to ensuring that women are empowered to freely exercise their constitutionally-protected rights. I’m honored to serve as Vice Chair and take my place on the front lines alongside the new House Democratic majority to protect women’s hard-won reproductive rights.”

Torres Has Been Fighting For Women’s Rights For a Long Time

“I said it in 2013, and I’ll say it again today,” Torres wrote on Twitter. “Stop coming to the floor demanding control over women’s bodies. #YoureNotTheBossOfMe #WomensRightsAreHumanRights”

“Republican politicians are about to strip Missouri women of their access to the lifesaving reproductive care they need. This is a dangerous warning for every woman in America. As Vice Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, I’ll keep fighting these attacks on women’s freedoms. #StopTheBans”

“It’s a revolution! We finally have feminine products in the ladies bathroom in the Capitol Building! It only took 102 years.”

Torres Stands With Celebrity Busy Phillipps

“Choices that a human being makes about their own bodies should not be legislated by strangers who can’t possibly know or understand each individual’s circumstances or beliefs.” Thank you for speaking out & standing up for women’s freedoms, @BusyPhilipps! #YouKnowMe #StopTheBans.”

Phillipps spoke out about her abortion at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on June 4, 2019. She was 15 years old when she sought treatment in Arizona in 1994 and said she has never doubted that it was the right decision.

“Thank you to the House Judiciary Committee for inviting me to be a part of the hearing today and thank you to all of the other incredible women who testified along with me in favor of abortion rights.”

Torres is a First Generation Migrant

According to her website, Torres immigrated to the United States from Guatemala at age five and is a longtime resident of the Inland Empire. She currently resides in Pomona with her husband Louis, and their two sons Robert and Matthew. Her third son, Christopher, is an Air Force veteran.

Torres now represents California’s 35th Congressional District in the Inland Empire which includes Bloomington, Chino, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, and Rialto.


Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • California Democrat Rep. Norma Torres made the comment on the House floor
  • At first, aides didn’t even look up after the remark
  • A GOP congressman asked if she wanted to withdraw her remark
  • She ultimately did after repeating it
  • ‘It is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose’