Democrat invokes daughter’s birthday while defending Planned Parenthood funding
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - On the House floor Tuesday afternoon, a Democratic representative invoked her daughter's birthday while opposing a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX, rose to her feet to oppose the reconciliation bill that denies Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider.
Lee, a fervent opponent of pro-life legislation, seemed to have an emotional reaction to the very fact that the bill had come up for debate.
"The good news is today's my daughter's birthday, so I can celebrate February 2 in a good way," Rep. Jackson Lee - who has a 100 percent voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America - said.
She went on to stumble over her words while criticizing the "absurd" reconciliation bill, which contains "this horrible provision to defund Planned Parenthood, which is a health prospect - and a health project - that gives good health care to women."
The House will vote to override President Obama's veto of the reconciliation bill this evening.