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Senate Proceeding on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 1:32:15 to 1:45:05
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Jim Bunning

1:32:12 to 1:32:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: of homeownership. thank you, mr. president. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. qu the presiding officer: the senator from kentucky mr. bunning: consent the call of the quorum

Jim Bunning

1:32:15 to 1:45:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning

1:32:33 to 1:32:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. bunning: what is the order of business? are we in morning business? the presiding officer: the senate is considering the sebelius nomination. bun been i have a statement that will take about 15 minutes on governor sebelius. the presiding officer: the senator is recognized. mr. bunning: i'd like to say a few words

Jim Bunning

1:32:57 to 1:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: out the nomination of governor kathleen sebelius to serve as our next sex of health and human services. i will not be able to support governor sebelius' nomination to the position and will be voting "no." i would like to take a few minutes to explain my opposition to her confirmation. first i have always been pro-life.

Jim Bunning

1:33:20 to 1:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: i believe life begins an conception and that every life is precious. i believe we as a society have a responsibility to protect those who cannot speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. that is why i am so strongly opposed to abortion.

Jim Bunning

1:33:43 to 1:34:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: abortion kills the most fragile, most vulnerable and most needy among us. these children cannot defend themselves so they desperately need us to protect them. to me abortion is about whether or not defenseless babies have a right to live. the answer, clearly, is yes, they do.

Jim Bunning

1:34:05 to 1:34:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: i really don't understand how people can come away with any other conclusion than that one. unfortunately, too many people do. according to the national right-to-life there have been more than 49 million abortions in the united states of america

Jim Bunning

1:34:29 to 1:34:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: since 1973 with about 1.2 million in 2005 the year they had the most recen these numbers are staggering and sad. i cannot support the nomination of someone to be the lear of our health and human services department who does not respect

Jim Bunning

1:34:50 to 1:35:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: human life. that is why i will be voting against governor sebelius. her record as governor of kansas on she has vetoed multiple pieces of legislation passed by the kansas legislature dealing with

Jim Bunning

1:35:15 to 1:35:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: abortion including 2003, 2005, 2006 and in fact, vetoed yet another bill. these were commonsense bills that i think most americans could agree with such as creating standards for abortion clinics like requiring clean and

Jim Bunning

1:35:37 to 1:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: sterilized rooms and equipment, counseling before and after abortion and medical screening for patients. several of the bills dealt with changing to kansas' late-time abortion laws including one vetoed last week. that bill required certain information to be reported to

Jim Bunning

1:36:00 to 1:36:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: the state when doctors perform late-term abortions including the specific medical reason the abortion was performed. another bill would have given women about, about to undergo an abortion the opportunity to listen to the baby's heart bet and see an -- heart beat and see an ultrasound of their child

Jim Bunning

1:36:22 to 1:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: along with several other broitions. governor sebelius vetoed all of these bills. i'm relationship with doctor george killer an wichita who specialized in late-time abortion.

Jim Bunning

1:36:43 to 1:37:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: on doctor tiller's website he says his clinic has more experience in late-time abortion services over 24 weeks than anyone else practicing in the west hemisphere, europe, or australia. this is not something to be proud of.

Jim Bunning

1:37:04 to 1:37:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: i know the pro abortion supporters like to make the argument that unborn babies are just a clump of cells and not yet a human being. it couldn't be more wrong. the unborn bobbies are developing -- unborn babies are developing, growing can feel pain and

Jim Bunning

1:37:25 to 1:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: to live. let me beforely give you a description of the development milestones babies reach as they grow to 24 weeks. this is according to the mayo clinic's at five weeks, the heart begins to beat. at eight weeks, eyelids are

Jim Bunning

1:37:48 to 1:38:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: forming along with ears, upper nose, fingers lips, and toes. at nine weeks, the baby begins to at 12 weeks fingernails and toenails form. 16 weeks the baby's eyes are sensitive to light. at 18 weeks, the ears start

Jim Bunning

1:38:11 to 1:38:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: working and the baby can be even startled by loud noises. at 19 weeks, the kidneys are working. at 20s weeks most mothers -- at 20 weeks most mothers can feel their babies move. at 22 weeks tastebuds are forming. at 23 weeks, the by begins to

Jim Bunning

1:38:33 to 1:38:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: practice breathing so she will be ready once she is born. at 24 weeks, the baby weighs about 1.5 pound and has footprints and fingerprints and starts to have regular wake and sleep cycles.

Jim Bunning

1:38:57 to 1:39:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: babies born at 24 weeks have a 50% chance of survival. this is where doctor tiller steps in and aborts the baby. how can you hear these development milestones and believe these babies are, expendable?

Jim Bunning

1:39:19 to 1:39:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: or tha be killed and thrown away? think of two babies at 24 weeks: one is wanted; one is not. for the child born early whose parents love and want her, she

Jim Bunning

1:39:40 to 1:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: would be rushed to a neonatal intensive care unit to be g round-the-clock intensive medical care until she and song enough to go home. every day in this country premature babies cling to life and fight for survival. i think most of the parents premature babies would tell you

Jim Bunning

1:40:02 to 1:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: their child's will to live is courageous and inspiring. for babies who have -- for the poor babies who have parents choose to abort them, their life is about to end. according to

Jim Bunning

1:40:27 to 1:40:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: a procedure distallation and evacuation, or d.n.e. is generally performed in pregnancies over 16 weeks. let me read you how right-to-life describes this procedure. procedure.

Jim Bunning

1:40:48 to 1:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: forceps grab part of the developing baby which are then twisted and torn away. this continues until the entire baby is removed from the because the baby's skull has often hardened to bone by this time the skull must sometimes be

Jim Bunning

1:41:09 to 1:41:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: compressed or crushed to facilitate that is disgusting and thin who tries to -- and anyone who tries to justify it should be ashamed. abortion and the callous disreg tragedy. george tiller

Jim Bunning

1:41:34 to 1:41:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: concerns me. governor sebelius' ties to george diller concern me. he has donated tens of thousands of dollars and she has even honored him at th mansion in chance was. governor sebelius has not always

Jim Bunning

1:41:55 to 1:42:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: been upfront about their relationship, as well. in answering questions to the finance committee governor sebelius originally said tiller had donated about $12,000 to her. a few days later she had to back to revise that amount because somewhere an additional

Jim Bunning

1:42:16 to 1:42:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: $23,000 in donations from the abortion doctor had been overlooked and not accounted for. while she said this was inadvertent omission it seems yo would rember that sum of mo controversial donors. i certainly realize

Jim Bunning

1:42:37 to 1:42:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: nominate someone who be secretary of the department of health and human services who is pro-life. however, governor intels us' record -- sebelius' record cannot be overlooked. the leader of the department of health and human services should

Jim Bunning

1:42:59 to 1:43:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: be balanced and reasonable. there's nothing in governor sebelius' record that think she is either of these things when it comes to unborn. the second major reason i am opposing the don't believe governor sebelius has the experience to be

Jim Bunning

1:43:22 to 1:43:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: secretary of the department of health and human services. h.s. is an enormous bureaucracy responsible for everhing from the m program to the national institutes of health to and drug administration. the department has 11 operating

Jim Bunning

1:43:43 to 1:44:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: divisions, over 64,000 employee and a budget of according to h.h.s. web site, it allocates more grant dollars than any of the other agencies combined. th is a tremendous responsibility and the

Jim Bunning

1:44:04 to 1:44:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: department needs hand's experience. as governor of kansas she appointed someone to health and hum department and was not directly re operation. as congress considers major h

Jim Bunning

1:44:26 to 1:44:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: care reform legislation year we need someone with extensive experience on setting health policy for the entire country. i fundamentally agree with governor sebelius on life issues and i do not believe she has the experience to lead such a large department.

Jim Bunning

1:44:47 to 1:45:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: i will be voting "no" on her nomination.

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