Over the past couple of months, the military has upped the ante in its fight to reduce sexual harassment and assault through education and prevention programs. This is all good, but it will take time to see whether or not these initiatives actually work. In the short run, women are still being assaulted, and some [...]
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Last week Democrat pseudo-pro-life Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on a bill sponsored by Republican pro-life Senator Roy Blunt to repeal President Obama’s contraception/abortifacient/sterilization mandate. Word this afternoon is Reid will allow the measure – #1520, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act – to be voted on, as soon as today. [...]
We were made immediately aware of some of the pro-life wins and losses after Republicans and Democrats reached an 11th hour agreement April 8 on the FY11 budget. We learned a ban against taxpayer funding of abortions in the District of Columbia was reinstated. We also learned that although Planned Parenthood was not defunded, US [...]
Just read a fascinating blog post dated March 15 at Abortion.ws, once again showing how misogynist pro-aborts actually are, not to mention hypocritical. The author is Pat Richards, an old-time abortion proponent formerly with the apparently defunct (no current webpage) National Coalition of Abortion Providers. The photo I’m posting was her interesting choice. Excerpts…
This afternoon the House approved a second Continuing Resolution to keep the government running until April 8 by a vote of 271-158, with 54 Republicans and 104 Democrats voting against the measure.
Earlier this afternoon the Pence Amendment defunding Planned Parenthood passed in the House by a vote of 240-185-1. (The link to the roll call is not working yet.) Here is a summary of the vote: 240 Voting YES: 230 Republicans and 10 Democrats (Boren of OK, Costello of IL, Donnelly of IN, Lipinski of IL, [...]
Well, here was an interesting article, in Politico on January 13: Leading abortion-rights advocacy groups have quietly raised concerns with Senate Democrats over plans to reform – and potentially weaken – the ability of a minority of Senators to block action on legislation, for fear that the move could open the way to anti-abortion legislation.
We have to keep an eye on the future even as we work in the present. Here’s one of those times. In anticipation of Democrats losing control of one or both houses of Congress, we can expect them to push their abortion agenda even as the American people are pushing their leadership out of their [...]
Arlen Specter (pictured right), the Senate sponsor of a bill that would force taxpayer funded embryo and cloning research, lost his seat several months back. And last week 1 of 2 House sponsors of the same bill, Mike Castle, met his congressional demise. Now I’m thrilled to report the 2nd House sponsor of that bill [...]
UPDATE 8:25p: Per Family Research Council in an email alert this afternoon: While this is not the end of the bill (it will return after the election) this is a major victory for the men and women who sacrificially serve our nation in uniform and their families. 4:09p: This afternoon a vote on the motion [...]