Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Welcome back everybody -- the house has passed an abortion bill that Republicans -- -- necessary response to the horse Herman got snell.
Does now he -- call is that Philadelphia abortion doctors sentenced to three life terms for killing babies born alive.
House bill bans abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy our next guest found herself at the center of the Republican congressman Marsha Blackburn who successfully led GOP efforts to pass the bill and she joins us now welcome great to have -- today.
You -- to -- -- thank you.
I know this is a very important issue for you why did you feel it was important to pass this bill now calling for that ban on abortion after twenty weeks of pregnancy.
And when it was important to pass it -- and to take -- stand on this issue because.
This is was something that 80% of the American people agree with the song that third trimester.
These abortions should be eliminated.
And get the bill went to twenty weeks -- she -- And work toward the end that's at six months now what we have learned -- much science teaches us.
Is that these babies these unborn babies are capable of feeling pain.
The abortion procedure is a very -- -- Those that survived -- botched abortion as we heard so so much about during the -- snell trial.
I can say they are and -- a lot of pain and when their necks or snipped or open their life is terminated.
So this is something that we felt like was the appropriate response science is on our side.
The American public is on our side it is a way that we can take a -- and -- he'd go right to and that very first right.
The right to life.
For these unborn children.
Democrats contended that this is unconstitutional move.
That Republicans have pushed for how do you respond to that.
-- well you know I think that what they're trying to do is to protect.
Abortion and as we heard them say regularly they're trying to protect roe vs -- this isn't about roe vs -- This is about protecting women and children.
And -- making certain that these abortionist.
Who are performing these late term abortions who are terminating these slides.
-- I going to be held responsible for that and are going to face the appropriate charges and -- I I think it's an imperative that we eliminate these late term abortion procedures that are taking place in our country.
Do you seat passing this -- largely symbolic since it there's no chance of this -- in the senate right now.
Well you know I think that it is wrong for us to pre -- what is going to happen or not happen in the senate.
And of course the house is where.
The public debate is taking place on so many issues and it is appropriate that we would step forward -- he'd win the people's house.
This is released discussion should take place and that was what we heard after the guys now trial and it's we have heard about.
Dog -- been down in Texas the abortionist in Mexico what we're learning from nurses who are walking out of some of these clinics and talking about.
Horrific conditions -- these abortion clinics we knows that this is that high.
-- legislation people want to -- that's not think that.
Harry Reid should put this on the floor and call for a vote on cloture because.
60% of all Americans say second and third trimester abortion should not be -- -- 64%.
Of all women say.
That -- a baby can feel pain.
Abortions should not be allowed.
80% of all Americans say in the third trimester.
Abortion should not be a -- out so this is the right debate for us to have.
It it's about making certain that we re served those freedoms liberties and the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
For all American -- -- you're kind of.
-- just for a quick moment and quickly get your reaction to what's happening over on the senate side regarding the immigration.
Amendments that they're going to be voting on and on Monday what's your what's your reaction to what's happened so far and you think there's a chance it can move.
In in a way it -- to the house that would guarantee its passage.
I have to tell you I think chairman Bob got -- he's chairman of the Judiciary Committee has been very forth right.
And has repeatedly say at.
Immigration issues will be addressed.
In a very straightforward manner one issue at a time.
Border security -- -- five work basis you're going to see us focus on.
-- these issues and very -- in narrowly.
There putting the attention on one at a time and -- them forward in an orderly process.
Through regular order in the US house and chairman -- it's going to be good -- his word and I think you will see us.
Require the security provisions and and work toward.
At -- -- issues as said that this is going to be done -- -- a year and open manner responsible to the US taxpayer.
And focus on what so many who are warning to see I emigration issue solved.
I had the ability for those who would like to come here legally to work and access that a mayor can drain.
And have their shot at opportunity.
I you know to do it through the legal process as we're looking forward to the debate -- congressman thank you so much for joining us today we appreciate it thank you.
Filter by section