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Woman Removed From Texas Abortion Bill Hearing After Scolding GOP Lawmakers

Sarah Slamen gave a heated public testimony against the controversial bill. Then she was escorted out by state troopers.

Posted on July 9, 2013, at 8:34 p.m. ET

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"Thank you for being you, Texas Legislature," Sarah Slamen said at the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee's public hearing late Monday night. "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."

In an interview with Daily Kos, Slamen said she wasn't given an explanation for why she was escorted out.

Right before the troopers pulled her away, Slamen was telling each committee member why she thought that he or she was unqualified to make decisions about abortion.

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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