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House Proceeding 05-20-09 on May 20th, 2009 :: 0:09:00 to 0:10:30
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Virginia Foxx

0:08:56 to 0:09:17( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: in america who bravely serve our nation and its people. to echo company, i say god speed. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina rise? ms. foxx: permission to addr the house for one minu, .

Virginia Foxx

0:09:00 to 0:10:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:09:18 to 0:09:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. foxx: the president has said we should find common ground on the issue of abortion, but his nomination of dawn johnson to head up the office of legal counsel is amongst the most controversial of his nominees. johnson, who formerly worked for naral and the freedom project

Virginia Foxx

0:09:39 to 0:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: has compared pregnancy to invol untower servitude and women are losers in the contraceptive lottery and criticized senator clinton for claiming the need to keep abortions rare. some of her positions involve questionable legal arts including that abortion bans

Virginia Foxx

0:10:00 to 0:10:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: might undermine the argument. statutes that curtail a woman's choice are suggestive of involuntary servitude prohibited by the 13th amendment in that forced pregnancy requires a woman to provide continuous service to the fetus to further the state's asserted interest. quote again, our position is

Virginia Foxx

0:10:21 to 0:10:31( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that there is no father and no child, just a fetus, any movements by the courts to force a woman to have a child amounts to involuntary servitude.

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