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House Proceeding 01-21-09 on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 1:36:35 to 1:39:40
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Patrick T. McHenry

1:36:31 to 1:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: rights. now let me note i did not always hold the position on abortion that i do today. and for a great deal of time in my life i didn't give it any thought at all, in fact. and what convinced me, ve interesting, i worked for ronald reagan years ago and

Patrick T. McHenry

1:36:35 to 1:39:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Patrick T. McHenry

1:36:53 to 1:37:15( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: reagan called me to the front of the bus one time and he said, dana, i want to talk to he thought i was disappointed in a decision he made to stand up against abortion and i said, no, no, i'm not against it, i just don't know there's much about it and i know there's a political price to pay with people who are so pro-abortion

Patrick T. McHenry

1:37:16 to 1:37:36( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: that they'll come back on you on this issue. he said, let me ask you this, dana. if you had a close friend, and she was pregnt, perhaps a former boyfriend who hated her, wanted to get even with her for no longer being his girlfriend, and then intentionally dragged her into an alley and kicked her into the stomach said, i know you'r

Patrick T. McHenry

1:37:37 to 1:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: and i'm going to kill your baby. the speaker pro tempore: your time is up, if you'd like to finish the thought, your time is up. mr. rohrabacher: pardon me, thank you very much. mr. smith: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which

Patrick T. McHenry

1:37:58 to 1:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: to revise and extend their remarks on the topic of this special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from indiana, mr. souder may proceed for five minutes. mr. souder: i want to thank mr. ellison who has been waiting to

Patrick T. McHenry

1:38:19 to 1:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: do his special order. he's been very gracis and i appreciate that. i'd like to yield one minute to mr. fortenberry from nebraska. mr. fortenberry: i thank the gentleman from indiana for yielding as well. i was watching the conversation back in the office and felt compelled to comdown and speak as well and wanted to commend my colleague,

Patrick T. McHenry

1:38:42 to 1:39:03( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: congressman smith, for all his leadership through the years on this essential american issue. congressman smith, i wanted to relay a story to you, something that happened to me a few years ago, i was at our state fair, there's a group of people there who hond out little plas replicas of unborn children, just as a positive reminder to all of us ability what an

Patrick T. McHenry

1:39:04 to 1:39:24( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: unborn child looks like. i took one and brought it home and somehow it ended up on the floor in one of my children's room or the toy room. our youny picked that little replica of a unborn child carrying it around. before she was hardly speak a word she was saying the word,

Patrick T. McHenry

1:39:25 to 1:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: baby, baby. this little child herself recognized an immutable truth that the wisest o supreme court and the legislatures here and throughout the land don't seem to be able to grasp. i think this point is essential in the -- essential in the

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