A poll from last month also shows this. A CBS News poll includes a section titled “The deal-breakers: What rules candidates in or out?” Second to ISIS (61 percent), just over half (51 percent) of Republicans would not vote for someone who had a different opinion on abortion as them.
A revived battle over human trafficking legislation will resume today in the U.S. Senate, with lawmakers contending over a provision of the bill that would prevent abortion funding.
Lawmakers have bitterly sparred over the measure — Democrats say Republicans tucked abortion restrictions into the measure, while GOP senators note that the Hyde Amendment has long been on the books as a provision to prevent abortion funding. However, both parties will come to the table once again during a vote scheduled for 11 a.m.
On March 25, the New York State Assembly passed a bill, allowing mothers to seek an abortion for an expanded set of reasons in the third trimester. Currently third trimester abortion is only permitted if the mother’s life is at risk. The proposed law would allow abortion for any reason deemed “relevant to the well-being of the patient” including physical, emotional, psychological, familial factors, and the mother’s age.
The bill condones a procedure that kills the preborn child with a shot of poison administered through the baby’s heart, and those who perform the abortion may not even be abortionists.
Women will be allowed to abort their children throughout all nine months of pregnancy for any reason “relevant to the well-being of the patient.” This is essentially why women have abortion in the first place, and it’s certainly not compelling enough to permit the horrific late-term abortions the bill would allow.
To add insult to injury, the bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick said in light of the bills passage that “there are many, many women who are totally and completely thrilled that they had the opportunity to control their lives and what their future would be.”
In response to a question poised by Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul, the head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said there should be no government restrictions on abortion: “Period. End of story.”
Wasserman Schultz made the following statements in a press release after Paul challenged her to respond to whether she would support killing a “7-pound baby in the uterus”:
“Here’s an answer. I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story. ”
Wasserman Schultz’s response to abortion-on-demand is basically a resounding “yes.”
In the wake of District Attorney Stan Garnett’s announcement that he will not pursue a murder charge against Dynel Lane, Colorado Republicans are promising a fetal homicide law.
Dynel Lane persuaded Michelle Wilkins to come to her house through a Craiglist ad for baby clothes. When Wilkins arrived, Lane stabbed, beat, and strangled her; then, she removed 7-month-old Baby Aurora from Wilkins’ womb and kidnapped her.
Wilkins survived, but Baby Aurora did not. Garnett has claimed he cannot pursue a charge of murder because the autopsy did not show that Baby Aurora lived outside her mother’s womb.
Planned Parenthood is playing abortion politics once again on Capitol Hill – this time, maneuvering pawns across the Senate floor in a debate over protections for victims of human trafficking. While Planned Parenthood has publicly joined Senate Democrats in filibustering a bill that would help victims of human trafficking, the reason why is appalling: to protect their bottom line.
Once again, Planned Parenthood is framing the conversation to deflect attention from its desire to protect its funding and abortion-on-demand business model – and its actions are consistent in both public lobbying efforts, as well as in abortion facilities across the country.
The Senate’s anti-trafficking bill, which generated bipartisan support, has quickly turned into a battle over abortion language. After the bill unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats complained of the inclusion of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from paying for abortion, with exceptions. As it applies to this bill, funds cannot be used from penalties from traffickers which are to help victims.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), the bill’s sponsor, claimed that the language was made public, and, if anything was hidden, “it was hidden in plain sight to anybody who cared to read it.” He has also commented on the issue on his website.
Republican leadership offered the Democrats a chance to strip the language through an amendment, but this offer was rejected.
As usual, Planned Parenthood and NARAL close their eyes to pro-life women. So much so, this time, that they pretend these women don’t even exist.
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has been debated all over the media these last few days. And not because Americans actually debate whether we ought to help trafficked women and girls. No, the Trafficking Act has been debated because Democrats decided to oppose it late in the game because the Hyde Amendment – which prohibits federal funds from being used for abortions – was included.
The Hyde Amendment was included from the very beginning, but perhaps Democrats failed to read the actual wording of the legislation. Or, maybe they decided to change course when Planned Parenthood and their cronies started yelling about the proposed law.
Legislation to enact 20 week abortion bans are spreading across the country, in addition to the possibility of a federal ban — and the abortion lobby is furious. NARAL has already been lobbying against the idea, and now, Planned Parenthood is getting into the action.
West Virginia legislators sought to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and Planned Parenthood was furious. This week, they tweeted out this laughable call to action in an ultimately futile attempt to stop the ban, calling legislators “bullies” pushing a “cruel” ban.
House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that allow school-based health centers to provide information about abortion to pregnant high school students.
The amendment to the Student Success Act, a GOP overhaul of No Child Left Behind, would withhold federal funding from school districts that contract with health centers unless the center certifies that it will not provide abortions or give students any information about abortion, including directions to the nearest abortion provider. (School-based health centers already do not provide abortion services.) Continue reading
Some lawmakers in Illinois are saying enough is enough with the state’s dirty, uninspected abortion clinics. The news that abortion facilities in the state were not subject to health inspections, leaving the lives of many women in danger, prompted the filing of HB 3274 on Wednesday. This bill would require licensing of “pregnancy termination centers,” defined as places that provide 50 or more surgical abortions per year.
The bill also requires the Department of Public Health to “conduct at least one unannounced inspection of each pregnancy termination specialty center.” Generally, abortion facilities in Illinois were inspected once every nine years.
A Thursday press release from Congressman Diane Black’s office reported:
Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-01), and Congressman John Fleming (R-LA-04) announced the reintroduction of H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act. The bill would protect Americans’ freedom of conscience and stop the Obama Administration’s attack on religious liberty. H.R. 940 offers full exemption from Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and ensures protections for individuals and healthcare entities that refuse to provide, pay for, or refer patients to abortion providers because of their deeply held beliefs.