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John Boehner: Ending Abortion Is 'One Of Our Most Fundamental Goals This Year'

10:16 pm - 01/25/2013
As hundreds of thousands of people braved sub-freezing temperatures in Washington, D.C., on Friday to join the anti-abortion protest March for Life, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took the opportunity to reiterate his commitment to banning abortion in America for good.



Addressing the crowd at the National Mall via video broadcast, Boehner said it's time for anti-abortion activisits to "commit ourselves to doing everything we can to protect the sanctity of life." Step one, he said, is making permanent the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal dollars from being used to pay for abortions except in cases of rape or incest.

"For the new Congress, that means bringing together a bipartisan pro-life majority and getting to work," Boehner said. "In accordance with the will of the people, we will again work to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, formally codifying the Hyde Amendment."

Boehner said he will make it a national priority to "help make abortion a relic of the past."

"Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year," he said.


The March for Life attracted a diverse crowd of young and old protesters from across the country. Hundreds of parents had bundled up their infants and toddlers and strapped protest signs to their strollers. Michael Kennedy, 33, and his wife Bethany, who is pregnant, drove their four children down from Westerly, Rhode Island to stand in 20-degree weather on the Mall.

"They're troopers," Bethany told HuffPost. "We felt like we have a responsibility just to be a witness to everyone else, to see that this is life, our children. We needed to be here."

Several lawmakers made it out to the protest to address the crowd in person. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) touted a bill she recently introduced that would strip Title X family planning funds from Planned Parenthood, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a sermon that called for a "spiritual cleansing."

"Our nation is adrift, adrift in a wilderness where right and wrong have become subservient to a hedonism of the moment," Paul said. "I believe our country is in need of a spiritual cleansing."

He added, "We much preach a gospel so full of compassion, a gospel so full of justice that it cannot be resisted. Then and only then will the law again protect the innocent."



Source has a video of Boner's comments
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mollywobbles867 26th-Jan-2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
Keep digging that grave, GOP.
wrestlingdog 26th-Jan-2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
Well, thanks for making it official.

Also, because this is now what I think of every time I hear John Boehner's name:

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sandstorm 26th-Jan-2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
This makes me ill. This whole notion of our country 'Going back to God' (which is really a cover for 'Do what WE want, and fuck your choices and rights, women!') does.
thelilyqueen 26th-Jan-2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
::long-suffering sigh:: He's going to keep singing the same tired, monotone song forever despite a dwindling audience, isn't he?
silver_apples 26th-Jan-2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm not seeing the compassion here.

Also, hire a babysitter or leave the kids with grandma. Don't force your kids to ride for hours in the car and then stand outside in 20 degree weather to prove how much you love other people's unborn children. Even if they are bundled up, they are bored, cold, and tired.
emofordino 26th-Jan-2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY wtf. little kids don't understand abortion or care what is happening.
magli 26th-Jan-2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Well, good luck with that. There's always gonna be abortions, the only question is how dangerous are they going to be for the woman.
angry_chick 26th-Jan-2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
They don't care. They would rather that the women die.
angry_chick 26th-Jan-2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, that's going to happen just about as much as you guys were successful in trying to make Obama into a 1-term President.

Remember, GOP, that old white men aren't as politically relevant as they used to be. You have to answer to the women now.
ragnor144 26th-Jan-2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
Boehner said he will make it a national priority to "help make abortion a relic of the past."

You mean make LEGAL AND SAFE abortions a relic of the past. I would put pictures of what happens when abortion is illegal here, but it is too horrible to spring on anyone.
flying_pandas 26th-Jan-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
too horrible to spring on anyone? I say let's start a letter writing campaign to boner and include those pictures
jwaneeta 26th-Jan-2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
Just keep yapping, man. It's all gravy for the Dems.
moonbladem 26th-Jan-2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
It's very likely a move to invigorate their base before their party completely implodes from its own stupidity. I really hope they go the way of the Whigs and the Dodo, and it can't come soon enough.
emofordino 26th-Jan-2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
OMG i really fucking hope so, because idk how much more ignorant, bigoted stupidity i can handle from this group of assholes.
caterfree10 26th-Jan-2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
Have a gem from stfuprolife's facebook.



I cannot believe these people, I swear to god. DX
tabaqui 26th-Jan-2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
Quite honestly, this makes me want to physically attack people.
tabaqui 26th-Jan-2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oh FUCK OFF. It's obvious you don't give a fuck for women's lives or women in general - GOP/anti-choicers, just GO THE FUCK AWAY, already.
uluviel 26th-Jan-2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
"Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year," he said.

In other words: "We don't give a fuck about the economy."
alexvdl 27th-Jan-2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Right?

With the GOP concentrating on women's reproductive rights and gay marriage, and the Dems currently working on gun control, I feel like no one in congress actually gives a fuck about the economy.
chimbleysweep 26th-Jan-2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
They've really learned from their losses, haven't they?


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kishmet 26th-Jan-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
"help make abortion a relic of the past." Boner of course means make safe abortion a relic of the past because we can't let those loose women go unpunished!!1!

drove their four children down from Westerly, Rhode Island to stand in 20-degree weather on the Mall Responsible parenting at its finest

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) touted a bill she recently introduced that would strip Title X family planning funds from Planned Parenthood Wow really glad to see they want to deny women access to all affordable, accessible reproductive healthcare

"I believe our country is in need of a spiritual cleansing." Rand Paul please just close your mouth forever
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