Mr. KING of Iowa. I thank the gentleman from Pennsylvania for his leadership on this issue, and I'm privileged to be on the floor with a lot of pro-life activists.
I rise in support of the Protect Life Act, and I think we should talk about what is really going on behind those dollars that would go into abortion clinics.
It's been called cruel legislation. Think about how cruel it is to take a pair of forceps and pull a baby apart piece by piece in dilation and extraction, or D&E. Fourteen to 24 weeks, a fully formed, perfect, perfectly formed and perfectly innocent baby pulled apart piece by piece, put into a pan and added up to see if all the pieces are there. It is ghastly, it's gruesome, it's ghoulish, and it's grotesque, and we should never compel taxpayers to pay for something that we couldn't bear the sight of. And you'll never see a video of it for that reason.
It is a process that degrades our entire culture. And to argue that women can't spend their own dollars to get an abortion just simply isn't true. There is a side piece in this that still prevails, and there's always that cash right up to the Planned Parenthood.
So, Madam Speaker, I urge support for the Protect Life Act, and I congratulate the people that have stood for innocent, unborn human life so many times on the floor of the House of Representatives.