In the debate in the House of Representatives (hah) Congresswoman (D) Speier from California was moved to share a very painful, personal moment in service of this cause. For those who could not or did not, she was able to stand up for them and say you will not silence me and you will not judge me for what I needed to do for me, for my child, for my family. This makes me want to move to her district. It makes me want to be brave like her.
Truthout had a brief column about her testimony, in which she speaks not just for women, but for every single American.
Make sure to watch her statement and check out the last paragraph for the article. I found it articulated what many of us in this community--- no, check that. I found it articulated what I find so important about the right to choose. That most women are intelligent, sensitive individuals who can (with or without their families) make grave decisions about their bodies, their lives and the lives of their families.
Planned Parenthood also posted highlights from the debate (3 mins from 3 hours), which I also found moving: