In response to:

America Now a “Pro-Life” Nation

klutch Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 11:59 PM
(From part 1 above) In spite of my support for legal abortion, I must say I don't support gov't funding for abortion whatsoever! If planned parenthood, NOW or NARAL want to fund the procedure with their own funds, let THEM do it! It is NOT right for said individuals to request such a procedure and ask the public to pay for it! Moreover, I feel we must do as much as possible to provide people (especially youth) with ALL necessary information on how to prevent unwanted pregnancies from happening in the first place! When I say this understand that we can NOT, I repeat CAN NOT limit sex education of any kind to 'abstinence only! There are too many people who will NOT heed that advice and will continue to do as they please!

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.