Representative Jackie Speir (D-CA) talks about her abortion experience on the House floor in February 2011, speaking against an amendment to defund Planned Parendhood. Partial transcript below.

Rep. Jackie Spier: I really planned to speak about something else, but the gentleman from New Jersey just put my stomach in knots, because I’m one of those women he spoke about just now. I had a procedure at 17 weeks pregnant with a child who moved from the vagina into the cervix. The procedure you just talked about was a procedure I endured. I lost a baby. But for you to stand on this floor and suggest, as you have, that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought is preposterous. To think that we are here tonight debating this issue when the American people, if they are listening, are scratching their heads and wondering what does this have to do with me getting a job? What does this have to do with reducing the deficit? And the answer is: nothing at all. There is a vendetta against Planned Parenthood. It was played out in this room tonight. Planned Parenthood has a right to operate. Planned Parenthood has a right to offer family planning. Planned Parenthood has a right to offer abortions. Last time you checked, abortions were legal in this country. You may not like Planned Parenthood so be it.

98 notes

Show

  1. cptnsexy reblogged this from tchaike
  2. la-vida-loca1 reblogged this from niceandclean
  3. chocohawlic reblogged this from nothatsstupid
  4. tchaike reblogged this from brotherjames
  5. angrybilady reblogged this from brotherjames
  6. niceandclean reblogged this from brotherjames
  7. brotherjames reblogged this from nothatsstupid
  8. nothatsstupid reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  9. vvitchyandbitchy reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  10. haileyscomet reblogged this from compliquees and added:
    GET IT GRRL.
  11. compliquees reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  12. longdivisionnnn reblogged this from hissingbooth
  13. 6dogs9cats reblogged this from queermerooooar and added:
    SHE”S MY HERO…..The female lawmakers of California have bigger balls and stronger spines than the entire male...
  14. tessoraptor reblogged this from queermerooooar
  15. kenocka reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  16. abyssal-siren reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  17. abqandnotu reblogged this from hissingbooth
  18. hissingbooth reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  19. thinkingofexcile reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  20. chonklatime reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  21. wakeup-flawlessxo reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  22. noteleanor reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  23. yakotta reblogged this from rabbleprochoice and added:
    Rep Jackie Speier: fierce. Also, her comments on Halliburton are spot on. Not her comments on all that halliburton has...
  24. iamneitherofthesprousetwins reblogged this from rabbleprochoice
  25. anderbrosinthetardis reblogged this from rabbleprochoice