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Police Forcibly Remove Woman for Ripping Texas GOP Senators on Abortion Bill: VIDEO


Going viral this morning is this video of Sarah Slamen speaking out at a Texas Senate panel about the abortion bil that was provisionally approved by the Texas House last night.

Slamen, a soon-to-be-New-Yorker, gave the senators a piece of her mind about the bill.

"Thank you for being you, Texas Legislature...You have radicalized hundreds of thousands of us, and no matter what you do for the next 22 days, women and their allies are coming for you.”

When she began criticizing individual panelists, she was forcibly removed by police.

Said Slamen to DailyKos:

Senator Jane Nelson tried to say I was being disrespectful but how would she know? I barely got to give the complete performance review of every member on the committee. Pointing out that Sen. Donna Campbell is an ophthalmologist is not disrespectful when she asserts in a state hearing that she should be THE expert on reproductive health. What was disrespectful was the parade of anti-choice zealots and misogynists who got up for 13 hours and called women murderers, killers, promiscuous, thoughtless, and selfish. Not a peep from committee chair Nelson on those.


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  1. Republicans are the American Nazi Party. Nothing but thugs.

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 10, 2013 7:47:22 AM

  2. Good for her for speaking out, and for leaving the Theocratic Republican State of Texas.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 10, 2013 7:52:40 AM

  3. Disgusting display TX legislature. Disgusting.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jul 10, 2013 7:53:50 AM

  4. The American Taliban at its finest.

    Posted by: Aldrich | Jul 10, 2013 7:54:20 AM

  5. I found this women to be cogent,to the point..respectful and knowledgable....the GOP cant handle the truth!!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jul 10, 2013 7:56:26 AM

  6. Delores Umbridge chairs a Texas legislative committee?!

    Posted by: Akrontru | Jul 10, 2013 8:27:57 AM

  7. What right did they have to remove her? Remember freedom of speech? It's in the constitution. You know, that document that you say Obama and democrats trample over. I guess they only believe in it when it suits their purpose.

    Posted by: DjR | Jul 10, 2013 8:53:02 AM

  8. Memo to gay community: beware of what you wish for. A woman's right to an abortion may one day lead to the abortion of babies that carry gay genes. Is this what you want ?

    Posted by: Jason | Jul 10, 2013 8:58:54 AM

  9. She had every right to say what she had to say. To be strong armed are carried out like some animal is digusting and unjust. Woman should have the right to do what they want with their bodies. END OF STORY.

    Posted by: James | Jul 10, 2013 9:02:23 AM

  10. She also pointed out that Gov Perry's sister is a lobbyist for the surgical centers.

    This crazy bill would require that women are only seen in surgical centers. That reduces their options from around 40 to 5, in the whole state of TX!

    It's wrong, and a HUGE conflict of interest. People in TX seem to be asleep at the wheel.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Jul 10, 2013 9:06:09 AM

  11. LOL Jason.

    Posted by: Alco | Jul 10, 2013 9:09:10 AM

  12. Jason your mother should of aborted you or at least she should of swallowed!

    Posted by: everything zen | Jul 10, 2013 9:13:51 AM

  13. James,

    But it isn't just her own body. There's another body in there. That's why pregnant women have regular ultrasounds to check for a beating heart.

    It real worries me that many gay men have this blind devotion to "women's rights".

    Posted by: Jason | Jul 10, 2013 9:15:30 AM

  14. "Memo to gay community: beware of what you wish for. A woman's right to an abortion may one day lead to the abortion of babies that carry gay genes. Is this what you want ?"

    If a gay gene is ever discovered abortion will become a sacrament.

    Posted by: Frank | Jul 10, 2013 9:16:26 AM

  15. Gay men need to stop being so blind when it comes to women. Many women are very homophobic and would not hesitate to abort a fetus that tested positive for a gay gene.

    Posted by: Jason | Jul 10, 2013 9:20:03 AM

  16. if a bigot gene is ever discovered some of you here wouldn't be here!

    Posted by: everything zen | Jul 10, 2013 9:21:04 AM

  17. Women should be denied their right to choosed because some women would abort children with the gay gene, should one ever be identified?

    The ignorant, self-serving commentary in this thread is sickening.

    Posted by: Mike8787 | Jul 10, 2013 9:41:23 AM

  18. The Texas House has already voted and there were more votes for the abortion bill this time than the first time. The support for the bill in the public has INCREASED to 65 percent since Wendy Davis.
    Harpies like this just ensure its passage by a landslide.

    Posted by: MIke | Jul 10, 2013 9:49:36 AM

  19. "Senator Jane Nelson tried to say I was being disrespectful but how would she know?"

    That right there shows the arrogance of politicians (mostly reich-wing). They are not our bosses. We ARE there bosses. We are under NO obligation to respect them, OUR money pays them (they are technically the slaves of ALL of the people), but they have NO choice but to respect us. INGRATES!

    Posted by: RMc | Jul 10, 2013 9:58:37 AM

  20. Jason. You assume that in the future that there will still be anti-gay bigots that don't want to have gay kids around.

    And as far as abortion being murder?

    If the fetus cant survive without the mother's body then it's not yet a "person" yet, is it?

    It's none of your business of the gov't business what people do in their private lives!

    Posted by: Chrisme | Jul 10, 2013 11:59:56 AM

  21. Texas!

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Jul 10, 2013 12:57:10 PM

  22. Jason hates a woman's right to choose because he hates woman, which he has bluntly said in the past. Don't fall for his trolling talking points. He's just trying to take this comment thread off topic.

    To the women of Texas fighting the good fight against these "pro-life" (snicker) d-bags, all pro-women and pro-choice Americans salute you and your perseverance in the face of the stupidity of Republican legislators in Texas.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jul 10, 2013 12:59:40 PM

  23. I can't say anything. I will just clap for that brave woman.

    Posted by: David | Jul 10, 2013 1:36:52 PM

  24. Pathetic legislators. Delawarean here. we had to sit through hours of hateful speech about gays but not once did i think 'lets have them carried out by police' sure i absolutely hated what they were saying but they had their 3 minutes just like we had our 3 minutes to say our piece of mind. i hope she publishes the rest of what she wanted to say!

    Posted by: Pat | Jul 10, 2013 3:58:42 PM

  25. GOP, keep attacking women, gays, and immigrants, please! You won't have the White House for YEARS!

    Posted by: John Simpson | Jul 10, 2013 4:21:25 PM

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