Still need a reason to vote?
Here is one. This is what the Republican Congress has been doing this session:
- H.R. 212: Sanctity of Human Life Act: “To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization.”
- H.R. 1096: Sanctity of Life Act of 2011: “To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception, and for other purposes.”
- S. 91: Life at Conception Act: “A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and unborn human person.”
- H.R. 374: Life at Conception Act: “To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.”
- S. 314: Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2011: “A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed regarding the pain experienced by their unborn child.”
- S. 2103: District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: “A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.”
- H.R. 3805: Ultrasound Informed Consent Act: “To ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.”
- H.R. 3130: Heartbeat Informed Consent Act: “To ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and an opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.”
- H.R. 3802: National Pro-Life Waiting Period Act of 2012: “To require an abortion provider, before performing an abortion, to wait for a period of at least 24 hours.”
- S. 3290: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012: “A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or gender, and for other purposes.”
- H.R. 5646: Homeland Security Respect for Life Act: “To prohibit funds appropriated for the Department of Homeland Security from being used to pay for an abortion, and for other purposes.”
- H.R. 6173: PRO-LIFE Act: “To amend the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary schools and secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion providers.”
- H.R. 3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act: “To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes.”
A total of 67 bills attempting to introduce a legal definition of women as cattle.
67 anti-women bills.
They say they will occupy themselves with the economy but that’s a lie. All they care about is humiliating and controlling women. Tell them to stick their “preborn persons” up their collective asses and vote.
Stop the barbarians. Just vote.
13 thoughts on “A Reason to Vote”
WOW! I knew about many of these but when you see them all in a list, it’s truly chilling. I worry about abortion rights because it seems that the discussion surrounding abortion has gotten more rather than less conservative over the years. Most other civil rights issues (equal pay for women, gay marriage etc) has gotten considerably better. For instance, I predict that gay marriage will be legal in every state within our lifetime. But issues and discussions surrounding abortion rights seem to get worse and worse. Even liberals qualify their support for abortion. I find it so troubling.
“But issues and discussions surrounding abortion rights seem to get worse and worse. Even liberals qualify their support for abortion. I find it so troubling.”
– I’m fully convinced that this is just the agony of patriarchy.
In related news, Claire McCaskill and Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin are in a “statistical dead heat” in the Missouri Senate race, at least according to Reuters and to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. McCaskill holds a nominal 2-point lead:
Oh, and then there’s this (dated 11/02):
“An Illinois bishop has ordered priests in his diocese to read a letter from the pulpit this weekend…. Catholic Diocese of Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky’s letter cites the president’s unwillingness to consider Catholic objections to a requirement that insurance companies provide birth control to employees of religious organizations. The letter says voters who enable “the destruction of innocent human life in the womb” are “guilty of grave sin.” Critics say the letter amounts to a violation of IRS guidelines. But diocese chancellor Patricia Gibson says the letter doesn’t violate guidelines because it doesn’t mention any candidate by name.”
Religious leaders should say whatever they want in their churches, mosques, or synagogues. It is when they venture into the Congress or Senate that I become worried. Religion should have absolutely no place in public discourse.
“In related news, Claire McCaskill and Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin are in a “statistical dead heat” in the Missouri Senate race”
– Missouri is absolutely insane. I live right across the state border from these people and that worries me.
And there are some pseudo-libertarians ideologists, like Charles Rowley and his Remnants, who find that funny.
Do you really think that any of those bits of nonsense are likely to pass the House, let alone the Senate and, in the very unlikely event that any do, would be signed into law by a President Romney? I don’t.
All sorts of idiocy are offered in both houses of the Congress by members of both parties. Those on the list are comparable to resolutions proposing National Hamburger Appreciation Day. That’s a cheap way of appealing to various bases, but beyond that they have little meaning. Substantively, most if not all are matters to be considered, if at all, by the individual States.
I have read of concerns that, if elected, a President Romney will repeal Roe v. Wade. He won’t and can’t, if for no other reason that it is not within the power of a President to do it..
Romney said he would be delighted to sign this kind of bill. But even if he just said this without meaning it, that is not important. Time and again, the Republican congress showed that it wants to redefine my status as a human being and declare me officially subhuman. I cannot support a Party whose representatives think in these terms.
Of course, when the Republican finally decide to lose the religious fanatic wing, that will be a very different conversation.
“I have read of concerns that, if elected, a President Romney will repeal Roe v. Wade. He won’t and can’t, if for no other reason that it is not within the power of a President to do it..”
It is perfectly within the power of POTUS to appoint judges who would have no problem upholding an abortion ban, however. Anyone who thinks Romney won’t do that is living in fantasyland. Robert Bork is Romney judicial adviser, after all.
I agree that if there was no Religious wrong, Romney probably wouldn’t be bad on social issues, or at least he wouldn’t actively pursue a socially reactionary agenda. But since the RW is the GOP base and are close to calling the shots, he’ll have to placate them.
When you vote for the Republicans/their politicians (or any other party/politicians), you don’t get to pick and choose which of their policies you’re voting for. Party platforms are a package deal. Even if you disagree with parts of their platform, by voting for the party you’re voting for the platform.
I like it when republicans say ‘Vote for our guy. He won’t do the things he says he would’ when trying to sell ‘Moderate Mitt’.
well, they have to know by now that he is a total liar.