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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Making Continuing Appropriations For Fiscal Year 2014 September 27, 2013
James Inhofe, R-OK
"At that time we were talking about partial birth abortions and the fact that they could have taken little baby Jase and jammed scissors into his skull and sucked his brains out. That could have happened, but it didn’t happen."
We Need To Know Where We Come From To Know Where We Are Going April 26, 2013
Sean Duffy, R-WI
"However, if you are a white, privileged law student from this town, the doors swing wide open and the media wants to cover your story. They want to cover your point of view. But when we’re talking about an abortion clinic that provides late-term, partial-birth abortions where babies are born alive, there is no outrage; there is no story."
Atrocities Of Abortion April 25, 2013
Trent Franks, R-AZ
"She speaks of going in on her third and final day and watching as the doctor performed three partial-birth abortions, including one procedure on a 6-month-old baby boy with Down syndrome. She watched as the little boy’s arms and legs were delivered, his little fingers clasping and unclasping, his feet kicking before the vacuum tube was inserted into the baby’s head. He went completely limp—only to be discarded as if he were nothing more than a rag."
Nomination Of Elena Kagan August 5, 2010
Richard Burr, R-NC
"Memos and handwritten notes during her time in the Clinton White House demonstrate that she pushed even the Clinton administration further to the left on the issue. President Clinton at the time had expressed a desire to ban all elective partial-birth abortions, to which, as she wrote in a handwritten note to the White House Counsel at the time, “This is a problem… .” She was the lead person working on a strategy to ensure that elective partial-birth abortions remained available without real restrictions. In one memo, she lays out her plan to support a “ban” that includes a “general health exception” that would make the ban largely meaningless."
Executive Session August 3, 2010
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"After her intervention, this doctor group’s statement no longer accurately reflected the medically supported position of the obstetricians and gynecologists. Rather, the group’s statement now said that partial-birth abortions should be available if the procedure might affect the mother’s physical, emotional or psychological well-being. The reality is that General Kagan’s change was not a mere clarification. It was, in fact, a complete reversal of the medical community’s original statement."

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