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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pro-lifers in Congress get busy

Thanks for bearing with me. A lot has happened in my absence. Two highlights out of Congress:
First, the DISCLOSE Act was defeated. The DISCLOSE Act was written in response to a recent Supreme Court decision holding that certain campaign finance reform laws unconstitutionally limited corporate speech. Pro-life groups opposed the DISCLOSE Act because its impact would not have been limited to corporate lobbyists; it would have also imposed restrictions on legitimate public interest groups, including pro-life organizations like the National Right to Life Committee.

Second, representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Linkinski (D-IL) have introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. If passed, it would create a consistent, stable, government-wide policy. Currently, different restrictions apply to different government programs, and many of those restrictions have to be renewed annually (such as the Hyde Amendment). The measure has bipartisan pro-life support, but expect abortion advocates to put up a serious fight.

1 comment:

Nulono said...

"The proposed legislation would make permanent the Hyde amendment, which prohibits the funding of elective abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother, through any program funded by the annual Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Act."

1. Life-of-the-mother abortions are, by definition, not elective.
2. When will we get protected from being forced to fund the killing of babies for the crimes of their fathers?