Dem congresswoman reveals she had an abortion and defends Planned Parenthood
When New Jersey Republican Chris Smith used his time on the House floor to graphically describe the process of an abortion, Rep. Jackie Speier scrapped her planned remarks to say the following:
“That procedure that you just talk about was a procedure that I endured…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 lost a baby. But for you to stand on this floor and suggest, as you have, that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought is preposterous.”
This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast, February 18, 2011.