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Videos from today’s House vote on abortion

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:

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • 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!