After reading the full transcript, it looks like Obama and his people were trying to slip one past. In his testimony he did argue that the legislation goes much further than he would (as they’ve been arguing that was his original reason). However, within that context, they cannot deny that he also made these quotes.
They conveniently ommitted the fact that he was also arguing that doctors should not be forced to care for “previable” babies (i.e., those that survive abortions) and that it would be, in some twisted way in his head, unconstitutional to do so. At least that’s the way I interpreted whatever the hell he was saying here.
“I dont want them punished with a baby”
Obama is consistent, and believes all women should have the equal rights of his own daughter.