As the House of Representatives took up health-care reform legislation, anti-choice lawmakers suddenly claimed the belief that Americans' health-care decisions should be private - despite their own long, stubborn history of attempts to deny women the very same right.
Perhaps in the future they will bring these newfound views to debates about reproductive health... but I won't be holding my breath.
You can view NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation's comprehensive list online.
"This is unprecedented. It is an unprecedented intrusion of government into one of the most personal areas of our lives." - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
"The American people have spoken. They do not want the tentacles of the Federal Government reaching into their lives and controlling their personal health care decisions." - Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
"Will we choose the path to be in control of our own health, or will we choose to go the way of a European nanny state where government intrusive forces health choices upon us? ...The American people don't desire more oppressive, government in charge of their health. The people want to control their own lives." - Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)
"Americans have spoken loud and clear. We are saying ``no'' to more government control of our lives." - Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL)
"[This health-care bill] places control in the hands of government bureaucrats rather than letting Americans decide for themselves what is best for their families." - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
"[This legislation] will become a wall of government between [families] and their doctor." -Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
"We don't need some agency to make decisions about our family's health care." - Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL)
"[Americans] fear government involvement in their medical decisions." - Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
"Madam Speaker, today's vote defines what kind of America we want to live in. I for one know exactly what that is; it is the America I fought and sacrificed for, and all the freedoms we hold dear... [including] freedom from bureaucrats coming between you and your doctor." - Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)
"Ultimately, this bill is about robbing America of one of its greatest distinctives: freedom of the individual. It's about robbing the American citizen of power, and putting it in the hands of left-wing bureaucrats and elitists who think they know more about running people's lives than the people themselves know." - Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
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