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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 5:56:15 to 5:59:20
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Diana DeGette

5:56:13 to 5:56:34( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: language is the most direct assault on the hyde language we ha i ask my colleagues, let us stand together on principle. no public funding for abortion, no public funding for insurance policies that pay for abortion. stand with us and let's keep current law. i reserve the balance of my time.

Diana DeGette

5:56:15 to 5:59:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette

5:56:35 to 5:56:56( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. >> i rise to claim opposition to the stew back-pitts amendment. i yield myself three mines. mr. doggett: mr. speaker, to say that understatement of a lifetime.

Diana DeGette

5:56:57 to 5:57:18( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: the proponents say it simply extends the hyde amendment, just a clarification of current law. nothing could be further from the truth. if enacted, this amendment would be the greatest restriction of a woman's right to choose to pass in our career. here is why. the hyde amendment states that no federal funds shall be used for abortion.

Diana DeGette

5:57:19 to 5:57:40( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: this has been contained in our annual appropriations bills for many years. in the energy and commerce committee, the pro-choice and some pro-life democrats came together and compromised and we said no federal funds in this bill will be used for a

Diana DeGette

5:57:41 to 5:58:02( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: the capps amendment, this bill does not ban one federal dollar on abortions. this amendment -- this stew stupak pitts amendment goes further. it says as part of its basic coverage, the public option cannot offer abortions to

Diana DeGette

5:58:03 to 5:58:23( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: anyone, even those who are purchasing the policies with 100% private money. the amendment further says that anyone who p in the exchange and who receives premium assistance cannot get insu legal-medical procedure even

Diana DeGette

5:58:24 to 5:58:45( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: with a portion of their premium that is their own private money. well, the proponents say, we can just purchase supplemental insurance for abortions. this very notion women. no one thinks that women will have an unplanned pregnancy or a

Diana DeGette

5:58:46 to 5:59:07( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: planned pregnancy that goes terribly wrong. why would we expect to have people to buy supplemental insurance for cancer treatment just in case maybe they might get sick? like it or not, this is a should respect those who need to make this very personal decision.

Diana DeGette

5:59:08 to 5:59:24( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: once again, the base bill contains language that preserves the hyde amendment. let's keep our eyes on the goal here, providing safe medical treatment for 36 million americans. let's not sacrifice reproductive

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