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Senate Proceeding on Apr 13th, 2011 :: 4:11:10 to 4:14:35
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Maria Cantwell

4:11:10 to 4:11:30( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: involved in doing full reproductive choice services. but i ask them to think about that issue and that logic. where will they stop? it's planned parenthood today, but are they going to stop every institution in america from receiving federal dollars? it is illegal for planned parenthood to use federal dollars for the full

Maria Cantwell

4:11:10 to 4:14:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Maria Cantwell

4:11:31 to 4:11:51( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: reproductive choice including abortion. it is illegal. you cannot use those funds. and, yet, the other side would like to say that this is an issue where they would like to stop planned parenthood today and then they'll try to stop other organizations in the future. it's time to say no to this amendment tomorrow and to say no on trying to pull back from the

Maria Cantwell

4:11:52 to 4:12:12( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: full health care funding bill at a time when we need to implement the reforms to keep costs down and to increase access for those who currently don't have access to health care and come back to the system with much more expensive health care needs in the future. so, mr. president, i'm very disappointed that at the 11th hour of a budget debate that is

Maria Cantwell

4:12:13 to 4:12:34( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: about living within our means, about how we take the limited recovery we've had and move it forward economically. instead we are saying we cannot move forward on a budget in a recovery until we take everything that we can away from women and access to women's health care. we will fight this tomorrow and i'm proud to be here with my

Maria Cantwell

4:12:35 to 4:12:55( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: colleagues to say we will be the last line of defense for women in america who are going about their busy lives right now, taking their kids to school, trying to yugle many things -- juggle many things at home and work and they are every day as the budget people within their own homes trying to figure out how to live within their means

Maria Cantwell

4:12:56 to 4:13:17( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: and the national budget debate has broken to this point? we can only have a budget agreement if you defund women's full access to health care. that is wrong, mr. president, and we will be here tomorrow to fight this battle and speak up for women. i just want to point out to my colleague, who is here on the floor from new york, that i

Maria Cantwell

4:13:18 to 4:13:39( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: remember in 1993, in the year of the woman, when so many women got elected to congress, was the first time in the house of representatives we had a woman on every single committee. and the end result of that is we had an increase in funding for women's health research. so much of the research had been up to this point focused on men. why? because there wasn't anybody on

Maria Cantwell

4:13:40 to 4:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: the committee to speak up about how women had uniquely different health care needs and deserved to have a bigger share of funding for health care needs of women than were currently being funded. that's what you get when you get representation and the women senators will be here tomorrow to fight, to say that women serve to have being a -- deserve

Maria Cantwell

4:14:01 to 4:14:22( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: to have access through planned parenthood and title 10 and, please, for those work moms juggling dealing with child care, dealing with their jobs and pay equity at work, dealing with all of these other issues that women deal with, that they don't have to be a pawn on the debate of the budget that there are people who believe just like the majority of americans do

Maria Cantwell

4:14:23 to 4:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

Maria Cantwell: that we should move forward with this kind of preventive health care for women in america. i thank the president and i yield the floor. and i see my colleague from new york who has been a staunch supporter of planned parenthood

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