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House Proceeding 01-21-09 on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 1:11:05 to 1:15:40
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Barbara Lee

1:11:01 to 1:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: there are there that are crying tonight, literally crying themselves to sleep because they want to take in a child. and no, we're not talking just perfect chilen. we're talking special needs children, children with disabilities of every kind. there are parents th adopt those children.

Barbara Lee

1:11:05 to 1:15:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

1:11:23 to 1:11:44( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: so when i look at the policy that's coming down the pipe here in our nation's capital, where we're looking at reviving this policy of having the american tabblings payer pay for international abortions, my heart breaks. it breaks. because it'sll so unnecessary.

Barbara Lee

1:11:45 to 1:12:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: it's unnecessary because there is love. there are homes, there are men, there are women that want to offer the positiv alternative. for years, one of our colleagues from pennsylvania, joe pitts, offered legislation called the positive alternatives act. he was gracious to allow me to offer that bill last year, i

Barbara Lee

1:12:07 to 1:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: offer it again now this year. it says to the men and w america who are in a pregnancy they didn't count on, that there's another way. abortion isn't the only answer. there's a positive alternative. if we can allow tax money, your tax money, the american people,

Barbara Lee

1:12:29 to 1:12:49( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: to go to pay for international abortions, shouldn't we allow your tax money to go to pay for positive alternatives for men and women to offer them counseling, hope? isn't this the time of hope and change? let's offer true hope and change that will make an

Barbara Lee

1:12:50 to 1:13:12( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: eternal difference in the lives of america's next generation. we've lost 50 million. we've lost 50 mill americans. part of the generation that would be up working right now to build this country into a better nation, but we've lost them. to eternity. we've lost them.

Barbara Lee

1:13:13 to 1:13:34( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and i say we have a chance now for true hopetrue change, to have a positive alternative so that tax money won't be spent just on death, but tax money now could be spent to offer life. a true positive choice. and that's why grateful

Barbara Lee

1:13:35 to 1:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: to my colleague from new jersey the wonderful representative chris and years and years, he's known, he's fought, he gets it. the next generation needs us. they need our voice. and it's why i'm so grateful i could be a member of congress, to make that message now and to

Barbara Lee

1:13:58 to 1:14:19( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: make that plea with my beloved colleague. just to beg our colleagues, join us. death, certainly our country is good enough to offer life. with that, i yield back. mr. smith: mrs. bachmann, thank you for your not only eloquent, but your passion for the

Barbara Lee

1:14:20 to 1:14:41( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: inn who are so seriously injured by each and every abortion. very often it doesn't manifest itself immediately. there's a post-traumatic stress element to this. and you certainly get it ad i think your passion and your voice is indispenseable in this. so i thank you for your

Barbara Lee

1:14:42 to 1:15:02( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: human life. i yield to my od friend, mr. lambert. mr. lambert: i thank the gentleman for yielding and of all for s leadership in this issue of life. thank you for your years of dedication and for that of your wife as well.

Barbara Lee

1:15:03 to 1:15:23( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: i rise today in honor of the sanctity of all human life. last friday in a bipartisan effort i initiated, 78 members of congress sent a letter urging president obama to can't the mexico city policy which separates abortion and family planning in america's foreign aid programs. president reagan first issued

Barbara Lee

1:15:24 to 1:15:40( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: this executive order in 1984. this policy, co city policy, establishes a bright line between family planning activities and abortion. therefore ensuring that united states family planning funds

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