Four House Republicans voted against the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” The bill, which creates a 20 week abortion ban, passed 242-184, with four Democrats voting in favor.
Even [mc_name name=’Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’E000291′ ], who killed the original version of the bill to weaken it with the usual incest and health of the mother provisions, voted for it this time.
Here are the moral midgets (who deserve to be thrown from the GOP like yesterday’s garbage) who voted no:
[mc_name name=’Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’D000604′ ], Bob Dold, [mc_name name=’Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’F000372′ ], and [mc_name name=’Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’H001051′ ].
If you live in any of their districts, and even if you don’t, call their offices and let them know your displeasure.
[mc_name name=’Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’H001071′ ] voted ‘present.’ Sources on Capitol Hill explained that Hice supported the original legislation, without the exceptions that watered down its effect.
Although the Senate has no immediate plans to take up the legislation, and Obama has vowed to veto it should it reach his desk (and it should, by all means), voting against the bill is unconscionable.
Obama called the bill “disgraceful,” even though this iteration includes counseling for the mother, a 48-hour waiting period, and carve-outs for incest and rape.
The New England Journal of Medicine found that over 5% of babies born at 22 weeks survive.
Dr. Edward Bell, a University of Iowa professor who led the study, told The New York Times that he thinks 22 weeks is the new point of viability.
“That’s what we think, but this is a pretty controversial area,” he said. “I guess we would say that these babies deserve a chance.”
If a baby was born prematurely and placed in an incubator, who would take forceps and crush his or her head? No heartless bastard in the world could do that, except an abortion “doctor” (yes, scare quotes are really appropriate here). Yet this is what the Democrats, and five cowardly Republicans voted to allow.
When science is against liberals, they suddenly become positively libertarian, raving about a woman’s right to choose her healthcare without government interference. But government may interfere with all other healthcare decisions, just not THAT one.
Let’s press this issue in the Senate and send it straight to Obama’s desk. Let him veto it if he will. But the unheard screams of the unborn who are murdered for cash and “birth control” deserve our loudest cries.
Please call the Capitol switchboard (202) 224-3121 and ask for these Reps by name. They need to hear from us.
** This post was updated 5/15/15 12:30pm to clarify Rep. Hice’s vote.