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Videos from today’s House vote on abortion

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm in Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House.

Here’s what some of your voices had to say today about H.R. 3, titled by its Republican authors as “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and nicknamed by the National Abortion Federation as the “No Dignity or Abortion Care for Women Act.” Whatever you call it, it passed on a 251-175 vote with 16 Democrats crossing the aisle to support it and no Republicans opposing it. It stands practically no chance in the Democrat-dominated Senate.

From Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland:

From Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough:

From House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco:

From House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio:

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  • RR, Senile Columnist

    Dr Lee lost me when she spoke of the Majority’s “war on women.” Presumably, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, et al., are traitors to their sex.

  • Elwood

    Apparently, Dr. Lee didn’t get the memo.

    The war on women is over.

    Women won.

  • John W

    If we go back to the days of back alley, coat-hanger abortions, the GOP will want to pass a law disallowing business deductions by manufacturers of coat hangers, on the theory that such deductions would constitute taxpayer funding of abortions. Clinton had it right when he said abortions should be “safe, legal and rare.”

  • Elwood

    Dammit, John W, stop making sense!