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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 0:53:55 to 0:57:15
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Jean Schmidt

0:53:55 to 0:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: believe this administration's actions are living up to its rhetoric. whether it was said on the campaign trail or in speeches during his time in office, the president is certainly -- has certainly tried to sound reasonable on the issue of life. but the administration's actions belie its words.

Jean Schmidt

0:53:55 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jean Schmidt

Jean Schmidt

0:54:17 to 0:54:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: during a campaign appearance with pastor rick war on august 167, 2009, then-candidate barack obama made clear that his goal was to, quote, reduce the number of abortions. in fact, he said that he had, quote, inserted this into the democratic party platform.

Jean Schmidt

0:54:39 to 0:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: how do we reduce the number of abortions, end quote. now given the administration's expressed support for roe v. wade i never expected nor do not expect it to suddenly reverse its course. however, one way to reduce the number of abortions and a way

Jean Schmidt

0:55:00 to 0:55:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: that works and one that is a common ground issue for the american people is not to allow taxpayer funded abortions. violating the consciences of millions of pro life americans to fund a procedure which they object to based on a deeply

Jean Schmidt

0:55:21 to 0:55:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: held religious belief, a moral belief by allowing taxpayers to fund abortions actually increases the number of abortions performed. according to the research arm of planned parenthood. honoring the deeply held

Jean Schmidt

0:55:42 to 0:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: religious and moral beliefs of taxpayers actually decreases abortion by about 30% system of that's one way to reduce the number of abortions. something that the president has said he would like to do. but since taking office, the

Jean Schmidt

0:56:03 to 0:56:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: president's -- this administration has actually worked to increase taxpayer funding for abortions at both home and abroad. the first was the mexico city policy. you know, the mexico city policy was first prom all gated in 1984 and re-- promulgated in

Jean Schmidt

0:56:24 to 0:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: 1984 and renewed by the bush administration in 2001. this is a very simple policy that says, as a condition for receipt of u.s. family -- family planning aid, foreign, nongovernmental organizations and international organizations certify they neither perform or actively promote abortion as a

Jean Schmidt

0:56:47 to 0:57:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: method of family planning. simply put, this policy says that u.s. taxpayers will not pay to promote abortions overseas. yet one of this administration's first acts back in january was to rescind this mexico city policy. you know, mr. speaker, i'm

Jean Schmidt

0:57:08 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: going to defer here, because i have a gentlelady from the other side of the aisle, congresswoman dahlkemper, who

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