Beginning last night and continuing into this morning, the House debated the Pence Amendment that was added to the House Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. True to form, anti-abortion activist Rep. Mike Pence added an amendment to the HCR that would ban all federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately, this amendment passed 240-185 this afternoon. Despite this seemingly inevitable conclusion, here are four female legislators standing up for American women and families. Thank you, Reps Moore, Speier, Wasserman Schultz, and Lee (among many others)!
Rep. Moore argues the importance of planned parenthood in giving our children better lives.
Rep. Speier gives very personal testimony on her opposition to the Pence Amendment.
Rep. Wasserman Shultz has to ask for a call for order as her colleagues seemingly try to shout her down as she details the evidence of the services that Planned Parenthood has provided for American women.
Rep. Lee decries the Republicans’ war on women.