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Another right-wing legislative act in the House going nowhere after passage

By SHERRY BREWER - Capitol Hill Blue
June 18, 2013

Anti-abortion marchers walk near the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, in Washington. The rally comes 35 years after the Supreme Court ruled that a Texas woman with the pseudonym Jane Roe had a constitutional right to have an abortion. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Anti-abortion marchers walk near the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

In a monumental waste of time, effort and resources, the right-wing controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass tough anti-abortion legislation that stands no chance of approval in the Senate and a veto promise from the White House should such restrictive legislation.

“This is typical, hypocritical actions by the hard-core conservatives that control the Republican Party, which controls the House,” political activist Theresa Compton tells Capitol Hill Blue.  “The right claims it is for less government intrusion into our lives, unless that intrusion is something outrageous like a bill outlawing abortion.”

The bill, driven by the anti-abortion agenda of social conservatives, would ban abortions of virtually any fetus after 20 weeks and ignores a Supreme Court order in 1973 that rules a fetus is not a viable human being until at least 24 weeks.

Rabid right groups have managed to get similar bills passed in 11 state legislatures and most of them face court challenges on legality.

The Supreme Court decision in 1973 ruled a woman has a right to a late-term abortion but the strong conservative arm of the Republican Party continues to claim the the court is wrong, even though public opinion polls show a majority of Americans oppose tougher anti-abortion laws.

“In reality, the legislation is all show and no substance,” says former House Republican staffer Al Morrison.  “It can’t pass the Democratic controlled Senate so it’s dead.  It’s like the repeated attempts by the House to overturn Obamacare.  A lot of wasted time and effort that goes nowhere.”

The current bill if called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

 

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3 Responses to Another right-wing legislative act in the House going nowhere after passage

  1. Sandy Price

    June 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

    The answer to this problem is for America to stop financing the churches.

    Religion should be a choice not a restriction. The younger generations have accepted Jesus has a choice in their lives just as it was supposed to be during the centuries of his church.

    This last generation will train their children to accept free thought based on right over wrong. It may take centuries of retraining to accomplish but it will come.

    The GOP wants to divide up Americans and men are more easily trained to be sheep than women. We women have not had our individualism as long as men and my hope is that we will not become sheep as quickly.

  2. Jon

    June 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Should such restrictive legislation what?

    Proofread?

    J.

    PS – As always, feel free to delete this remark when the article has been fixed. J.

    • Jon

      June 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      PPS- “If called”? J.