In arguing against bill that could open the door for Washington D.C. city officials to help single, low-income women get an abortion, Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, asked the U.S. House to consider whether such “incentives” might have led President Obama’s mother to get an abortion. He asked the same about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Rep. Jose Serrano, D-New York, said the bill bans federal dollars from being spent on abortion. But, he said, it gives the D.C. City Council the option to use local dollars. (More on that from The Washington Post.)
Here’s a short clip of the C-Span video.
Here’s a longer version: