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from an lj friend



i love jackie speier first off. i think she is amazing. she survived jonestown with five bullets and waited 22hr before help got in there. i don't always agree with her, for instance she is a little more strict on gun control than i am (however, she obvs has her reasons, and she is not SO strict that i can't deal) but on many things we agree. thank you jackie for saying what the rest of us who believe the same couldn't stand on the congressional floor and say.
So awesome.

I am so upset and livid about the House's decision to bar Planned Parenthood funding. I just found out about it. I gave them $25 yesterday.
I just gave them $220...though it was not a donation. :( They're friggin' expensive. More damn funding, please. I'm not made of money.
The idea that people on the right side of the aisle think defunding PP is going to do anything other than royally fuck a lot of low-income people out of low-cost/free health care and create an even bigger healthcare gap for said low-income people, is beyond me. fucking statistics, how do they work.
I know. I'd imagine that they all think that if they keep trying to slowly force their moralistic dogma on us, we'll all wake up one day seeing the error of our heathen ways and sit around holding hands and reading the bible.
"i had this procedure done, the baby had moved from the vagina to the cervix" LOL WHAT?
lol, I'm sure she meant uterus but saying Vagina in the House of Representatives?

Yes please.
even then, it doesn't really make sense...why is "moving to the cervix" abnormal when the cervix is part of the uterus?
because the cervix is just the gateway to the uterus and absolutely not where the baby should be implanting. it's like saying that the lower intestine is part of the digestion system so you should be fine eating what comes out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_pregnancy

v. life-threatening for both parties.

oh, so she meant that the baby had implanted there, not "moved" there. that's what made it confusing to me.
i think she was just shocked and frustrated and not ready to have to have that convo on the house floor. she is usually super unflappable and she appears to be a little lost for words sometimes in this clip.
Seriously, talk about an awkward thing to talk about in front of 434 other people.
AND knowing its going out live to the rest of the country. she is so courageous man, i dont even know if i would be able to do that.
ugh.

"Planned Parenthood: House bars Planned Parenthood from federal funding"