Outraged at the callous demagoguery of her fellow representative, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) made a shockingly personal revelation during a congressional debate.
“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. And that procedure that you just described is a procedure that I endured.
“I lost the baby. And for you to stand on this floor and suggest that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought, is preposterous.”
Her heartfelt, brutally honest response occurred after a debate over Rep. Mike Pence’s (R-IN) push to defund Planned Parenthood.
The United States and our allies have agreed to extend talks with Iran over the future of their nuclear program....I plan to continue to lead the effort in the Senate to support the negotiations and urge my colleagues to resist efforts to pass new sanctions …
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