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Congresswoman Revealed Abortion Ahead Of Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood (VIDEO)

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Speier revealed her personal story after a graphic description of the procedure was read aloud by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) that Speier said "put her stomach in knots."

"I'm one of those women he spoke about just now," Speier said. "I had a procedure at 17 weeks."

"I lost a baby," Speier said. "But for you to stand on this floor and suggest and you have that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought is preposterous."

"There is a vendetta against Planned Parenthood, and it was played out in this room last night," Speier said. "Last time you checked, abortions were legal in this country."