Democratic, Californian Congresswoman Jackie Speier, well, how to put it? She kicked some serious ass on the Senate floor yesterday while discussing whether or not Planned Parenthood should be stripped of their federal funding. She was so moved by the debate, she discarded her prepared speech and said:
"You know, I had really planned to speak about something else, but the gentleman from New Jersey has just put my stomach in knots, because I'm one of those women he spoke about just now. I had a procedure at seventeen weeks, pregnant with a child that had moved from the vagina into the cervix. […] I lost a baby. For you to stand on this floor and suggest that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcome or done cavalierly or done without any thought, is preposterous. […] There is a vendetta against Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has a right to operate, Planned Parenthood has a right to offer abortions, last time you checked, abortions were legal in this country. You may not like Planned Parenthood; so be it. There's many on our side of the aisle that don't like Halliburton […] but do you see us filing amendments to wipe out funding for Halliburton? No, because frankly that would be irresponsible."
Holy crap. What can you even say about that speech? The clenched fist she yielded the whole time? All I know is that I have a new role model, who I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley after talking shit about abortions.