Friday, November 7, 2014

Congressman Chris Smith's Opposition to Birth Control Is A Driving Force Behind “Life Begins At Fertilization” Bills

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Chris Smith, Chairman Of The House Pro-Life Caucus, Argued That Common Forms Of Birth Control That Prevent Implantation Result In “Many Abortions.” According to the Congressional Record, Smith stated:

 “Mr. Chairman, due to the lateness of the hour, I do not intend on taking the full 5 minutes. Let me make it very clear that part of the problem with the Lowey amendment was that it did not define contraception. Many of us have been concerned that the pro-abortion lobby and the pro-abortion organizations over the years have tried to fudge the line of demarcation between fertilization post- and pre-fertilization. Many of the chemicals, many of the devices that are now employed that are permitted under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program do indeed result in many abortions, newly created human lives that are not permitted to implant in their mother’s womb. In a nutshell, my amendment is designed to clarify that if we are indeed going to force all of the Federal providers of medical care, the HMOs and all the providers as a condition of receiving reimbursement for all of their prescriptions, whether it be for penicillin or any other drug, that they have, to provide “a provision for contraceptive coverage”, let us at least make it clear that the gentle lady’s language excludes abortion-inducing chemicals. That is what my amendment very simply seeks to do.” [144 Cong Rec H 5951, 7/20/98]

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Anonymous said...

Doesn't this cave man, Christopher Smith , understand that in these United States of America that women are entitled the freedom of religious choice and that includes no religion if that's her choice !


Take your BS somewhere else and tell it to those who agree with you....not everyone agrees with you crackpot personhood ideas!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the article you quote from is from a biased source. Their about page starts"American Bridge 21st Century is a progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they’re not."
I am thankful Smith won election. Why are you liberals so worried about sex? You worry a pregnancy may interfere with your sex life or that some homosexual may not have an opportunity to flaunt their sexual preference. I miss the days when liberals wanted the government out of bedrooms now they want the government there to give them birth control

Anonymous said...

Any legitimate biologist can tell you life begins at conception. The birth control Smith opposes are the ones that abort or prevent a zygote from attaching to the uterus. The other thing that bothers me is if liberals want something such as abortions they demand that it is free or employer paid. I think we Americans who support the constitution should do the same. We should demand employer paid ammunition and the government should build our churches.

Anonymous said...

I think they just want the ability to choose for themselves and not have a freedom legislated away.

Anonymous said...

Finally a voice of reason,Anon 4:52 !

The women of this country and much of the civilized world are entitled to control of their own bodies and their reproductive organs. The male species would never let a female make those decisions for him.

An accident of birth (the determination of sex at conception) does not grant one sex control over the other.

Anonymous said...

well said anon 4:24.

Liberals just cherry pick the parts they want and dismiss the rest. Smith isn't doing anything wrong and I applaud his effort.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:15,

"liberals just cherry pick the parts they want and dismiss the rest "

Are you out of your mind, male chauvinistic idiot or just a political AH ?????

Women, all of them,want the male species to take care of themselves and let women do the same. Keep your " your you know what" in your pants and when you can't resist not doing your share to control reproduction that you are not ready to care for and the women would not have to consider other measures !!1

Smith is a hypocritical nut job!!!!

Anonymous said...

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