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-- >> just a point of clarification. and die for to protect the ideals of religious freedom in our country, i was not trying to attack the nominee's religious freedom. i was simply saying that discrimination under any standpoint whether it is against one's religion, race, orientation should not be tolerated. the senator and i both know that toigion was used as a ruse discriminate against african-americans, my parents told me stories. it was religiously objectionable that blacks and whites should go to school together. while he and i agree on the defense of religious freedom i know that he and i agree on the fact that no one should face discrimination in this country. >> we do have to leave the confirmation hearing at this point. we take you live to the house. you can continue watching this hearing for the nominee who would replace brett kavanaugh on the d.c. circuit court.
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we have it streaming live online at c-span.org. the u.s. houses gaveling in for members beaches and the president will deliver his state of the union tonight in the house chamber before a joint session of congress. the president is scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m. eastern time live. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. february 5, 2019. i hereby aa point the honorable -- appoint the honorable he pay yot to act a as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2019, the chair will neck nies members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the
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parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties, and in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina . for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, abortion and infan at this side are not -- infanticide are not examples a of women's health care. abortion advocates used to say they wanted abortion to be safe, legal, and rare. today he they want abortion to be free, casual, and for newborns. it is distressing to see the new levels of disregard they hold for new human lives and how their language has fostered such numbness to the moral evil
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of abortion that there is now space in society to openly promote infanticide. the reproductive health care, r.h.a., law being celebrated by pro abortion activists in new york and virginia's repeal act bill, which is supported by pro-abortion activists legislators and comboff goff northam are horrifying -- governor northam are horrifying indicators of that attitude and spreading culture of death. this time pro-abortionists have gone farther than ever before by their own admission. their actions fly in the face of the limits on abortion that most americans support. and lay bare the extreme agenda of the pro-abortion movement. not only are they bent on the systematic removal of any protections for the unborn that exist in law, now they admit that they support infanticide. the sponsor of virginia's bill said that a baby could be
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"aborted" i.e. murdered, as he or she is being born. this should be a moment for retpwhreck shun -- reflection on the reality of the atrocities being committed in the name of so-called women's health care. these extreme and disgusting advances by aa portion advocates -- abortion advocates expose the reality of culture's view of human dignity writ large. society can't allow these actions to go unchallenged and still believe that the culture supports human dignity. with their language, abortion advocates have been successful at dehumanizing the unborn and devaluing human life it sefment the -- itself. the repeal act would further ensure the life of a child remains unseen by repealing ultrasound requirements and the state's 24-hour waiting period
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before an abortion. it's as though society's ignorance is bliss mentality is a requisite for abortion advocates' agenda to strip unborn life from protection. thanks to the tragic decision of roe v. wade, abortion can be performed in the u.s. in all nine months of pregnancy. for any reason related to a mother's health. the r.h.a. preserves and expands roe v. wade's guarantees of access to abortion. in new york, an abortionist no longer need be a licensed physician, and if an abortion is not successful, and the child is born alive, the law has an absolutely barbaric provision that ensures the child still dies. the r.h.a. repeal section 4164 of new york's public health law, that section required
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abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, be performed in a hospital and that abortions performed after 20 weeks have a separate physician ready to provide medical care for any infant born alive during the procedure. this repeated action also protected children born after a botched abortion and required records to be kept of the infant's medical treatment. without section 4164, infants that survive an attempt to kill them in the womb have no real right to life and could be denied the care they need to live. it is clear that the value of life has eroded in our culture. without a society that questions what are the rights of the unborn, new york and virginia legislators can use their power to it eliminate the right to life and promote the idea that life is dispensable, even in the case where a child is viable and the mother's life is not in danger.
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nothing warrants the evil of infanticide. yet calling abortion health care has become a widespread and acceptable justification for a woman to choose abortion over life. meanwhile, supporting unborn life has come to mean being against women's choices. as a woman and proud pro-live, i reject this deceptive language and the false narrative it perpetuates. i also encourage proponents of the new york and virginia legislation to ask whether these policies reflect a society where women are truly valued or where unwanted babies are undefensible. finally in a culture where aborted babies -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. ms. foxx: we should all fear that following unborn children and newborns that will soon be new targets for disposal. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. marshall, for
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five minutes. mr. speaker, a as an obstetrician i delivered thousands of babies and helped moms through pregnancies for 25 years. stain before the house today disgusted by the murderous, bar bearous legislation pushed by democrats in new york legalizing abortion force any reason, all the way until the due date of the baby. this extremist anti-life abortion measure is literally nauseating to me. how sad it is we live in a time when extremists are legalizing the murder of innocent, defenseless children. the legalization of these late-term procedures that amount to infanticide are the worst thing i have heard in my entire professional lifetime. i call on my obstetricians and other physicians who deliver babies, i call on the american college of obstetrician and
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gynecologist and all physician associations to openly denounce and refuse these murderous procedures, legal or not. this is morally reprehensible. as a father, a a grandfather, a physician, as a human being that loves people i cannot sit here in good conscious while this is going on regardless of it being on a state level. i'll do everything in my power to combat this position from spreading and protect these innocent children. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa, for five minutes. mr. speaker, yet another instance of illegal immigration impacting real families has occurred in the western states, nevada and
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california. i thank president trump and first lady melania trump for honoring three people from my district tonight as guests for the state of the union address. sadly, deborah, heather, and madison will be here as guests because of the tragedy that happened in their life. they are the daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter of jerald and sharon david who were murdered in their home in reno, nevada, just this last month. the murderer? an illegal immigrant from el salvador, who had been living in carson city for over a year. no mowive has been released, but then -- no motive has been released but then does the motive really matter to this family, to yet another loss of life due to illegal immigration and the receive we have of a boarder in this -- sieve we
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have of a boarder in this country. but jerald and sharon were two of four people that this man, whose name i will not mention, were shot dead in their homes over the course of a week. the other two victims were connie kuntz and sofia renkin also from reno, nevada. these brutal murders will have a tremendous impact on the families of each of these victims, including deborah, 112th, and madison, who we will -- heather, and madison who we will meet tonight. we talk about border security when the president speaks about it tonight, these three faces should serve as a reminder of the real life consequences of our open border policy that this country seems to have. this is not just a talking point or political football to be tossed around. real people are being hurt, the
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ones left behind, lives are being ruined as well as the lives being taken time after time. the congress can't get its act together to get a bipartisan solution for border security. for a a border barrier. and a combination of things that will take to effectively run the border, to patrol our border, and give our personnel down there all the tools they need to do it effectively, safely for the american citizens, and safely for themselves. it doesn't matter if you want to call it a wall, fence, physical barrier, or anything else. it's long past time to o do something about the crime, violence, drugs, and human trafficking. the human trafficking, we don't talk about that enough. what is really happening to the people that are being brought across that do want to seek something better in america but are subject to the coyotes that take advantage of them?
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extracting dollars from them and unspeakable things from the women that they bring across the border. and the kids. it's long past time to o do something about all those subjects that are currently moving fairly freely into our country. for deborah, heather, and madison from reading, california, they represent three generations of their family that has been devastated by the status quo of our border situation. i am grateful that president trump is shining a bright unmistakable light on this issue and the urgency with which we must address it. every single day we do nothing is another day that another family is being potentially harmed in some way by the inaction and inability of both sides of the aisle to come spogget to get something effective done -- come together to get something effective done. i wish it was under other circumstance that is deborah, madison, and heather would have to be here tonight. their grief must be immense but
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tonight their story will be front and center for all america to see. .t's certainly no consolation nothing dissuades the pain they must feel. i hope their presence might help spark some positive change in this country that is long overdue. i thank the president and first lady for inviting them. i thank deborah, heather, and madison for their courage, for having to share this tragedy and go through the pain in order to help advance the cause of sovereign borders and safety for other american citizens that will hopefully not have to go through this. i will ask the american people to join us in praying for jerald and sharon david for their family that will join us here tonight and for other victims and family members that have been taken by their senseless killing and pray that a solution happens so we don't have any more of this in this great land. mr. speaker, i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1rk charity declares the house the president's address scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. eastern and our live coverage starts at 8:00 eastern here on c-span. take you back now to the confirmation hearing still under way for naomi price to the d.c. circuit court. > believed in, i don't know, desegregated schools. ms. price: senator, you know it's not necessarily what they intended, in other words. it's what those wo

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