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House Democrats Vote Down Late-Term Abortion Ban

RobertinNorTex Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 9:37 PM
Guess what Repubs voted for Infanticide? Bob Dold, IL 10th: Judy Biggert, IL 13 Charles Bass, NH 2nd; David Dreier, CA 26th Mary Bono Mack, CA 45th; Charles Dent, PA 15th What were they thinking.
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 9:48 PM
They were thinking they'd like to hold on to their seats for a little while longer. Check out what districts these people are from. You can't sell a draconian anti-abortion stance there. Though, by all means, I'd like to see them try!

By the way, David Dreier is the chair of the committee on rules - he's high up in the Republican caucus. He's also gay, and it turns out he's not running for re-election (probably got redistricted out of his district). Guess he decided to vote his conscience on this one!
WhatsGoingOn Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 9:46 PM

Ya, they suck, too, but what's your point?

The House voted this week on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803) required a two-thirds vote, but fell short after 148 Democrats and 6 Republicans voted in opposition. H.R. 3803 would have been a significant pro-life victory in a city that is wildly pro-abortion. Via Life News:

The Council of the District of Columbia, employing authority delegated by Congress, repealed the entire D.C. abortion law. Thus, in the nation’s capital, abortion is currently legal for any...