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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015—Continued September 22, 2015
John McCain, R-AZ
"Nearly 17 years ago to this day, I came to the Senate floor to cast a vote to override then-President Clinton’s veto of the Federal partial-birth abortion ban and to speak out for the voiceless unborn children who were victims of that deplorable practice. As supporters of that effort to end partial-birth abortions in the United States will recall, it was a long journey to see legislation finally signed into law in 2003 but a journey fully consistent with America’s long commitment to the rights and dignity of all human life. Enacting that legislation called upon our Nation’s moral conscience in the same way our country is compelled to action in the face of injustice at home and abroad, and I believe we as a nation are better off for it today."
Defund Planned Parenthood Act Of 2015 September 18, 2015
Ann Wagner, R-MO
"Furthermore we must make sure that Planned Parenthood has not been engaging in illegal partial birth abortions."
Planned Parenthood September 17, 2015
John Fleming, R-LA
"There is probable cause to believe that America’s largest abortion provider is altering abortion procedures to obtain uncrushed baby body parts; is performing partial-birth abortions; and is selling baby hearts, brains, and other fetal specimens for monetary value. This is atrocious."
Investigations Into Planned Parenthood September 17, 2015
Marsha Blackburn, R-TN
"Bill mandates that infants born alive during abortions are legal persons entitled to all the rights and protections allowed to other legal persons, including needed medical care and attention. This legislation requires the same care for a child born alive during an abortion as a naturally premature baby born in a hospital. Any violation to this rule is a federal offense and must immediately be reported to law enforcement. The bill also provides for criminal penalties for providers who fail to provide care to baby. H.R. XX, the Protect Infants from Partial-birth Abortion Act (Ellmers) Legislation will bolster the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 amends the Federal Criminal code to ban partial-birth abortions except in the interest of the life of the mother"
Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015—Continued September 16, 2015
Mike Lee, R-UT
"To date, 10 of the expected 12 videos have been posted on the home page for the Center for Medical Progress. The first video was posted on July 14 and showed a luncheon meeting between CMP investigators posing as corporate buyers of fetal organs and Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services. In the course of this business lunch, we learn from the senior Planned Parenthood official’s own words that Planned Parenthood clinics traffic in the body parts of aborted children as a matter of routine; that Planned Parenthood keeps these transactions at the local franchise level for legal reasons that appear to be designed to sidestep corporate liability; that Planned Parenthood’s abortionists may alter their surgical procedures—allegedly after consent forms have been signed—so as to maximize the organ harvest from unborn children. This was the infamous moment when we learned that Planned Parenthood doctors can “crush below” and “crush above” a baby’s most lucrative parts. Finally, we learned that such alterations may involve performing dangerous and illegal partial-birth abortions."

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