The GOP House cannot vote on a Jobs bill (AJA) for the millions of UNEMPLOYED Americans, NOPE; but Speaker John Boehner and Company keep dragging these bills into the House chamber to crawl all up in our UTERUS!!!
House votes to stop abortion coverage under new health care law
The legislation, which passed 251-172, is unlikely to be considered by the Democratic-led Senate and faces a veto threat from President Barack Obama. But it gives House Republicans, focused this year on cutting spending and reducing the size of the federal government, a chance to reaffirm their credentials on social conservative issues. Democrats chided Republicans for wasting time better spent on promoting job growth.
Remember this moving address Jackie Speier gave on February 18 this year?
And now this impassioned address today from Ms. Speier:
In a speech on the House floor, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) explained why she believed “The Protect Life Act” was a step backward for women’s reproductive rights.
“I think this bill goes to the farthest extreme in trying to take women down, not just a peg, but take them in shackles to some cave somewhere,” she said. “Twenty-five years ago, this body passed [The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)], a bill that basically said that anyone that shows up at an emergency room would access health care, no questions asked. Now, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle want to amend that law and basically say, ‘Oh, except for a woman who is in need of an abortion, or except for a woman who is bleeding to death who happens to be pregnant. Or except for a woman who is miscarrying.’ Basically, what this bill would do is say that any hospital could decline to provide services to one class of people in this country and that one class of people are pregnant women.”
Speier added: “What my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are attempting to do is misogynist. It is absolutely misogynist.”