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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 0:51:05 to 0:53:00
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:50:46 to 0:51:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: civilized society must be civil discourse. we cannot lose one more of someone's best friend as you of this lack i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields without objection, the gentleman from arizona will control the time. mr. frank i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: and continues to reserve. the gentleman from new yor

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:51:05 to 0:53:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:51:08 to 0:51:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i now yield 1 1/2 minutes to the distinguished gentlelady from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker. i thank the distinguished chairman and the author of this legislation, the distinguished gentlelady from new york, ms. slaughter, chairman of the rules committee. i rise to simply say to this house and to americ, enough is

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:51:29 to 0:51:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: enough. i'm delighted that we have heard the majority of pro-life organizations who are americans as well to denounce this horrific act. my deepest sympathy to doctor tiller's wife and children and grandchildren, but i think it is not enough to offer our sympathy. it is a requirement that we denounce this with every fiber of our body.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:51:50 to 0:52:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: in addition, i think it's important as we go forward that right to life organizations learn to respect the first amendment and certainly the sanctity of a house of worepship. it is important to note that dr. tiller is not and was not a criminal, did not perform criminal acts that responded to women who willingly came into his office with the counsel of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:52:11 to 0:52:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: thei leader and made a decision addressing the question of their health and the concerns of family. many ofhose women who came to dr. tiller wanted to have children. were praying for and were able to have children and give birth to a healthy child thereafter. i am concerned that the alleged

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:52:33 to 0:52:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: perpetrator now incarcerated and held in jail is he continuing to make threats against those who are trying to both abide by the law and serve the needs of more than 51% of america. yes, we know there is opposition none of us standere as abortion proponents. what we stand here as is sim individuals who believe in choice. prayerfully believe in choice.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:52:55 to 0:53:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and therefore i'm asking full support for this initiative to denounce the killing of dr. tiller, but i'm also saying

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