Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) on Abortion
CSPAN | February 18, 2011 | 6 likes, 7 dislikes
During a U.S. House debate (seen on C-SPAN) on 2011 Federal Spending, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) comments on abortion and Planned Parenthood. After reading from the book "Unplanned" by Abby Johnson, detailing an abortion procedure, Smith comments, "I ask members to read this book, 'Unplanned' and realize the scandal of the killing of these unborn children and calling it choice. There is nothing whatsoever benign or caring or generous or just or compassionate or nurturing about abortion."
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Abortion
CSPAN | February 18, 2011 | 32 likes, 2 dislikes
During a U.S. House debate (seen on C-SPAN) on 2011 Federal Spending, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) comments on abortion, in response to comments made by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ). Included in her comments, "I had a procedure at 17 weeks pregnant with a child...that procedure is a procedure that I endured. I lost a baby. But for you to stand on this floor and to suggest, as you have, that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought is preposterous."