It isn’t news that House Republicans will go to great lengths to see the elimination of abortion services in this country. And unless you’ve been living under a rock (and haven’t been following Mislabeled coverage of the action the past two weeks) you also know that Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) pushed legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding and preventing any entity that provides abortion services from receiving funds through Title X, which is meant to increase access to family planning services.
Besides the fact that the Republicans stomp around the halls of Congress touting that the government is too intrusive into the lives and wallets of the American people, they feel that is is their duty to make their way into the pants of every American woman who becomes pregnant. While it was expected that this amendment would pass through the House, what wasn’t expected was Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and her candid admission that years ago she had an abortion because of a medical complication with her pregnancy.