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House Majority Leader admits true objective of abortion bill (VIDEO)

[UPDATED] Lest you have any doubts or fall for the bill of goods being peddled by the sponsors of the anti-choice legislation under consideration in the North Carolina General Assembly, listen to the words of House Majority Leader Paul Stam as he responded to a question from WRAL TV’s David Crabtree on this past weekend’s edition of “On the Record” — the relevant section (which appears below) took place about seven and half minutes into the program.

Here is the transcript:

Crabtree: Well if we cut to the chase, is this purely an attempt to limit abortions as severely as you can in North Carolina? And all the other things are just added to it “on the tree”?

Stam: Well it’s partly that but not certainly not mostly that.

Stam then goes on to provide a detailed description of the bill and the myriad ways it limits access to and the availability of abortion services.

In other words, one of the bill’s chief supporters — a powerful man who has long made no bones about the fact that oulawing abortion is one of his top priorities in public life — publicly admits that the at least one purpose of the controversial legislation is to “limit abortions as severely as you can in North Carolina.”

4 Comments


  1. Jack

    July 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    That’s it? “Partly that” and you cut him off. Talk about abrupt and server editing.

    The entire thought would have been good to hear.

  2. Jean Marlowe

    July 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Paul Stam is a Nazi! They tell citizens to be quiet they are the elected officials, they also tell us if we want them to pay attention to us, we have to donate more to their campaign funds, they kill bills with huge amount of public support, “To be done with it so we can move on to more pressing matters.” quote Paul (Skip) Nazi Stam.

  3. ML

    July 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Not that I doubt what their true motives but that isn’t much of an admission.

  4. Gail McNally

    July 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I watched the entire On the Record Program on Saturday evening. Rep. Stam, being put on the spot by David Crabtree, not only said that it was to limit access to abortion(“partly that’) as much as possible, but he laughed (you couldn’t hear a laugh, but his face and body language made it plain that he was laughing) at the woman from Planned Parenthood who gave her view and that of her organization. He was rude and arrogant. Mr. Stam tried to make people believe that this is about safety and not about attacking Women’s Healthcare.

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