During a fairly heated exchange on the House floor, Senator Barbara Boxer told a Republican colleague that she’d rather not hear his opinions on abortion and pregnancy because he’s a man. She was then schooled by that same colleague, Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, in one ten-word sentence.
Boxer and Lankford were debating the subject of using federal money to continue to fund Planned Parenthood abortion mills in light of the horrific videos which have surfaced recently.
Lankford relayed a story of a friend who had given birth to a premature baby that was now happy and healthy.
Boxer didn’t want to hear it, saying she’d rather “work with you (Lankford) on transportation” because she doesn’t “like lectures by men” on pregnancy.
Lankford quickly quipped that “I’m a dad of two daughters, I had something to do with the birth as well.”
Watch the exchange below…
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The exchange, as seen in the CSPAN video, occurred as Lankford told the story of a friend who had a premature baby that now, one year later, is healthy and doing well. Boxer, apparently, could not sit silent for some man daring to tell her about abortion.
“I’d really rather work with you on transportation,” Boxer said dismissively, “You know, I gave birth to two premature kids and I just don’t like lectures by men about what it’s like. And thank God, they made it. I’m pro-choice, and I just have to say using pregnancy as a political football doesn’t sit well with the people I represent and the people of this country.”
Lankford shot back, getting in the face of Democrats who believe abortion only involves a woman.
“I’m a dad of two daughters,” Lankford retorted. “I had something to do with the birth as well.”
Comment: What did you think of Boxer’s condescending tone toward a man about pregnancy, and what did you think of Lankford’s response?