Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor today in opposition to a sweeping anti-choice provision in the Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report, a $388 billion government spending bill. The provision was inserted by Congressman Dave Weldon of Florida. Below are her remarks:( Read more )
“Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the Weldon amendment, an extraordinary sneak attack on women’s rights and a disgraceful display of ideology over health.
“This language is a radical change in policy that the House has not debated on the floor, and the Senate has never considered, debated, or voted on. Republicans simply slipped it into the appropriations bill when they thought no one was looking. It is entirely outside of the scope of this omnibus spending bill. Yet it is a part of a ‘must-pass’ bill at the insistence of House Republican leaders.
“This language makes a mockery of Roe v. Wade. Under this provision, a woman will not know where her right to choose will be honored and where it will be denied.
I myself wish I could actually read the bill. I'm not sure exactly what the language is, from the article.