How I hope this is a misquote [update: It’s not]

A Democrat legislator was so upset with Republican Rep. Chris Smith reading a graphic depiction of abortion that she admitted her own.  From The Hill:

“I really planned to speak about something else but the gentleman from New Jersey just put my stomach in knots because I’m one of those women he spoke about just now. I had a procedure at 17 weeks pregnant with a child who moved from the vagina into the cervix. And that procedure that you just described is a procedure that I endured,” [California Rep. Jackie] Speier said.

At that moment, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who had been standing in the aisle of the Democratic side, took a seat to listen to her fellow Golden State colleague.

“I lost the baby. And for you to stand on this floor and suggest that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought, is preposterous,” Speier said, glaring at the Republicans on the other side of the aisle.

Huh? The baby moved from the vagina into the cervix? Let’s hope she was misquoted. Or that she was so upset about she made crazy stuff up that doesn’t make any sense. Or even that she was so upset recalling a miscarriage that later required a D&C that she didn’t realize that the two–a miscarriage and an abortion–are two vastly different things.

Planned Parenthood makes a killing slaughtering babies and selling the body parts for research. Defund it. No surprise: liberals aren’t going down without a fight.

UPDATE: Ah, liberal women love her. Of course. Folks, she had a miscarriage, not an abortion, that’s what it means when it was a “wanted pregnancy.” Jezebel glosses over the nonsensical quote from Speier.  POLITICO does the same.  It’s much easier to write in platitudes of Speier’s “emotional testimony” and how “she kicked ass” and that Republicans have “a deep-seated opposition even to birth control and safe sex.” For the record, slaughtering babies isn’t birth control even though it’s used that way.

 (H/t Memeorandum).

UPDATE: linked as a “Recommended Read” by Pundette. Thanks!

UPDATE 2: The Other McCain recognizes Speier’s addition to the discussion for what it is:

And sometimes liberals tell heart-wrenching stories just for the sake of telling heart-wrenching stories.

During this week’s debate over Planned Parenthood funding, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told such a story about undergoing a D&E procedure after she suffered a miscarriage.

Speier’s story was a complete non sequitur. She wasn’t describing an elective abortion, and the procedure wasn’t performed by Planned Parenthood. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) had just described a second-trimester abortion, and Speier evidently decided to introduce her own obstetric history into the debate, without regard for its actual relevance to the issue at hand.

Liberals do this sort of thing all the time, of course: One minute you’re having a discussion about the Second Amendment, and next thing you know you’re being blamed for the death of some innocent bystander who got gunned down in a drive-by shooting: “If it weren’t for you right-wing gun nuts, little 8-year-old Juan would be alive today!”

As if you, personally, had supplied weapons to the MS-13 gangsters who shot little 8-year-old Juan. (And no fair, by the way, using this situation to talk about our nation’s broken immigration policy as a contributing factor to crime.)

Hijacking debates with heart-wrenching stories is so habitual with liberals that they apparently don’t even care whether the anecdote is germain to the argument. So we have Rep. Moore telling her Ramen noodle story and Rep. Speier telling her miscarriage story, and liberals expect us not to notice that their stories have no relevance to the legislation that was being debated.

Republicans weren’t trying to outlaw Planned Parenthood, nor did the bill have anything to do with obstetric services to women suffering miscarriages. This was a debate about whether Planned Parenthood should receive taxpayer money, period.

Liberals purposely sought to confuse the issue, just as they seek to confuse the issue when Republicans who propose cutting taxpayer funds to PBS are accused of hating the Muppets.

Read the rest to glean winning lean-times recipe with a dash of requisite snark ( and to hit da’ tip jar).


5 Responses

  1. […] How I hope this is a misquote [update: It's not] […]

  2. Debbie Wasserman Schultz likes to shut down debates on any subject by whipping out her breast cancer scare or her twins. Either works. Breasts and babies make excellent distractions in almost any situation.

    Liberals always, always use sympathy to get what they want. They are ruthless in their use of it against people. There was a time when thaty worked on me. Now I see it as a weapon of a weak person and treat it with the disdain it deserves. For people who worship at the church of natural selection, it’s ironic as hell that they don’t recognize in themselves their complete unfitness for keeping the gene pool healthy and strong. Mentally unbalanced, emotionally weak and morally bankrupt. A hundred years ago none of them would have made past the age of twelve.

    • Remember that study that came out recently, showing college students failed to graduate with any critical thinking skills? One of the specifics mentioned was the inability to discern emotional appeal from logical arguements. That’s what you get with liberal profs who fail to understand that they themselves are incapable of separating sympathy pleas.

      “A hundred years ago none … would have made it beyond 12”

      Best. Line. Evah.

      And you’re absolutely right. What, though, is it about society now that allows these snivelling, whining sycophants to advance to adulthood? (If you can call it that?)

  3. Huh? is right. Sounds just like a miscarriage.

    • I know. And a miscarriage at 17 weeks, she would’ve had a D&C after. But that’s an abortion in debate. And she’s feted. Of course.

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