Entries Tagged ‘District of Columbia’

House Democrats fail to attach hostile amendments to pro-life riders

Pro-choice abortion amendment to pro-life riderPro-life†politicos were pleasantly surprised yesterday when House†Democrats failed to attach hostile amendments to two pro-life riders that were part of the Financial Services Appropriations bill, which passed 228-195.

During committee debate, House Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chair†Rep. Louise Slaughter†expressed her disdain for both the Harris Amendment, which ensures Multi-State Plans under Obamacare do not cover elective abortions, and the DC Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal funding for most abortions. So did the White House in a statement, and District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton†squawked about DC Hyde during the Rule debate.

Even had they not publicly griped, Democrats as a matter of course add hostile amendments to these annual pro-life riders, even if it’s obvious they’ll lose. (The amendments, if passed, would gut the riders.) They like to showboat.

But yesterday the hostile amendments never materialized. Why?

Pro-life news brief 2-6-14

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • This is a great paragraph in the Washington Postís GovBeat blog regarding which states have the highest and lowest abortion rates:

    The highest abortion rates recorded were in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware and New Jersey, with 27 to 34 abortions per thousand women ages 15 to 44. Wyoming, Mississippi, South Dakota, Kentucky and Missouri had the lowest, at one to five per thousand.

Latest CDC report reveals minorites having most abortions

by Kelli The CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 29, 2013 reveals that in 2010, 56.7% of abortions reported to the CDC nationwide were done on Hispanic and Black women…. According to the CDC Abortion Surveillance Report there were 415,479 abortions for known ethnicity reported for selected states in 2010. 153,045 (or 36.8 percent) were […]

Pro-life blog buzz 9-17-13

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli We welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com. Clinic Quotes shows that Planned Parenthood has never had a problem with sex-selective abortions. From PP spokesperson Lisa Andrusko (1985): … [O]nce the […]

Congressman: Ironic that federal law protects animals more than unborn humans

The criminal code of the District of Columbia, Section 22-1001, prohibits cruelty to animals…..

This statute explicitly covers “all living and sentient creatures, human beings excepted,” if a prosecutor can prove “serious bodily injury,” or if a prosecutor can prove “to an animal or indifference to animal life, that a single offense can be punished by up to five years in prison or a fine not to exceed $25,000 or both.”

Abortion advocates say D.C. fetal pain bill could “eviscerate” Roe, make defeat a top priority

On February 21 pro-abortion advocates including District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, Planned Parenthood African American Leadership and Engagement Director Ludwig Gaines, and District Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (pictured right) held a press conference to decry the introduction of the†District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. House.

40 Days for Life vs. 40 Days for Choice

 The ninth wildly successful 40 Days for Life campaign kicked off today, Ash Wednesday, and will run† through April 1. Already, according to the 40 Days header, four precious babies have been saved.

Jivin J’s Life Links 5-5-11

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The vote was 251-175. 16 Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the act. Before the vote, Michael New offered these encouraging words: Regardless of the outcome of todayís vote, pro-lifers should take heart. In […]


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