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

Republican Congressman Rob Woodall of Georgia immediately – but politely – asked Torres if she would change her language.

“Mr. Speaker, I would just like to ask my friend if she would like to change her last statement,” Woodall said.

Torres responded, “Mr. Speaker, if it pleases my colleague on the other side, I will withdraw my statement about sex-starved males on the floor.”

Then Torres continued:

“I will put it in different terms, it is tiring to be here on this floor or in committee as a woman — to continue to be counseled about what types of affordable — whether it is family planning conversations that rightfully I deserve to have with my own doctor, choosing when women want to have a family and to avoid pregnancies before they become pregnancies. It is unfortunate that, that is something that continues to be denied to American women day in and day out on this floor.”

Where do we even begin?

It is easy for Democrats to ascribe ulterior motives to pro-life Republicans’ beliefs because they are starting at different places. Most Democrats believe women have a right to choose to terminate their pregnancy because it is their body and their body alone. Most Republicans want to lessen or restrict abortion because they believe there are two bodies involved – the woman who finds herself usually in unfortunate or even tragic circumstances and her child who faces destruction due to everyone’s inability to acknowledge that he or she is indeed a human.

That a Democratic congresswoman would portray the desire to preserve the innocent unborn as little more than sexual frustration among those who hold that view, shows how one-sided they view this issue.

Pro-lifers are indeed frustrated, but it has nothing to do with sex and intimacy and everything to do with the sanctity of human life.

And that’s IMPORTANT.