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America Now a “Pro-Life” Nation

CubFaninWI Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 12:18 AM
Thanks for the story, Doug. I thank your dad for the work that he did. It's sad that so many of his patients probably wouldn't have a shot at life today. I've heard that 9 out of 10 downs syndrome babies are aborted after diagnosis. While I can somewhat understand the fear of the unknown that comes with that diagnosis..why are babies being aborted for having a cleft lip/palate?

Do House Republicans risk being branded as extremist and out of touch by bringing abortion back into the national spotlight when supposedly the economy is all Americans care about today?

Last Thursday, Republicans brought to a vote in the House a bill introduced by Arizona Republican Trent Franks that would have criminalized abortion based on sex. Although the bill received healthy support, 246 – 168, including 20 Democrats that voted for it, it was not enough to pass. The floor rule under which the bill was considered required a two thirds vote for passage and it fell short of that.