Statements about Children

"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."

The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.

In Florida "we have 75,000 on (a) waiting list for child care and 23,000 on waiting lists" for community care for the elderly.

"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."

"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."

"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."

"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."  

Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."  

"Upwards of 90 percent" of women seeking an abortion decide not to have an abortion after seeing an ultrasound.

Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.

Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."

Says "the mandate is 71 times that a child’s body will be injected with a disease" for immunizations.

"One person, Kathleen Sebelius, was going to determine whether or not" 10-year-old lung patient Sarah Murnaghan would live or die.

Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."

Says 70,000 children "have lost their Head Start slots" because of the sequester.

Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."

Says it's "estimated that 300 babies a year are sent home from the hospital with an unrecognized congenital heart defect; it is the most common birth defect in America."                   

Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."

"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."

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