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House Proceeding 07-16-09 on Jul 16th, 2009 :: 2:32:00 to 2:35:25
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Jean Schmidt

2:31:57 to 2:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: we're also represented tonight by another new jersey congress penn, congress lady, smith, who has probably run more marathons than the rest of the body put together, her physique reflect is is a fact. she has a lot to bring to us in this discussion.

Jean Schmidt

2:32:00 to 2:35:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jean Schmidt

Jean Schmidt

2:32:25 to 2:32:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: gentlelady. mrs. schmidt: i'm actually from ohio, not new jersey. i'm from the area where the right to life movement was born under dr. the direction of dr. jack and barbara wilke. but i'also chair of the congressional women's pro-life caucus. i think our movement is at its

Jean Schmidt

2:32:46 to 2:33:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: best when we speak for the populations that are most vulnerable. we all believe that human life is sacred. we are the female voices for the fight to life here in congress. you know, our movement has made great strides in create agriculture of life and a recent gallup poll shows that a majority of americans do consider themselves pro life

Jean Schmidt

2:33:08 to 2:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: and a zogby poll recently said that 69% of the respondents support the hyde amendment to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions under medicaid. most americans, i truly believe, feel that abortion should be rare and we should be looking for ways to reduce them. the number of abortions

Jean Schmidt

2:33:29 to 2:33:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: performed. unfortunately, the massive health care bill this house is considering seeks to take us in the opposite direction. unless amended, this bill will mandate abortion coverage for nearly every insurance plan in america. because, as has been stated before,ened i'll state it

Jean Schmidt

2:33:51 to 2:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: again, if abortion mandates are not specifically excluded, courts will rule they must be included. the coming days and weeks are the most important, i believe, for the pro-life movement since roe vs. wade. as our congress, this body takes up comprehensive health care reform, i believe we the pro-life group in this body

Jean Schmidt

2:34:13 to 2:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: must mobilize and ensure that our voices are heard so that our nation's voices are heard. because if we don't act, every american will be forced to pay for these services, whether through their premiums, or taxes. abortion rates have fallen over the last 30 years.

Jean Schmidt

2:34:34 to 2:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: but if we fail to act, i whole heartedly believe we will see abortion rates skyrocket. health care, you know, dr. fleming, and you know this all too well, you took that oath, is about saving lives. it's about saving lives. it's about providing our help, our love, our compassion, our

Jean Schmidt

2:34:56 to 2:35:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: prayers to the young women who need it. health care should be -- health care reform should be about finding ways to do that tter, not mandating coverage that we all agree will not do that. we should be doing things to make abortion rare. after all, everyone, including

Jean Schmidt

2:35:19 to 2:35:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: that unborn child, deserves the right to life. dr. fleming, thank you so much for bringing this to the attention of this body and of

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