Skip to comments."House of Cards" in West Virginia
Posted on 04/02/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT by Morgana
Last Friday, the Democrat, formerly self-proclaimed pro-life Governor of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin, vetoed a late-term abortion bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HB 4588). This commonsense bill bans abortions after 20 weeks when preborn children have been scientifically proven to feel excruciating pain during an abortion.
Despite passing with 80% support from both the Democrat-led West Virginia House and Senate, Governor Tomblin shamefully vetoed the late-term abortion ban, obliterated his pro-life record, and aligned himself with a small minority of Americans who believe abortion should be legal in all 9 months of pregnancy, for any reason.
With one signature, he threw away the trust of West Virginia, an overwhelmingly pro-life state.
And it was all a set up.
After Republicans in the state Capitol forced a vote on this human rights bill, the Democratic leadership thought of the perfect "House of Cards" plan. They allowed the bill to quickly come up for a vote, foregoing the usual debates in committee and educational citizen hearings. Worried about losing the House to Republicans in 2014, this allowed their vulnerable members to be on record voting pro-life. The whole time, they knew the Governor would veto the bill.
Governor Tomblin is a lameduck and has publicly expressed his retirement plans to many in the state capitol. He took one for the team - allowing those vulnerable members of his party to get a pro-life check and all he had to do was veto the life-saving bill and throw away his pro-life record.
After all, he is still sore at West Virginians for Life, the state National Right to Life affiliate, for endorsing both he and the Republican for the Governor's seat.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
All Dems that proclaim they are pro-life are LIARS!
Good question. It’s not a given that every state has the same over-ride rules, though.
My guess is that these “pro-life” DemonicRATS have absolute contempt for unborn children, and won’t allow an over-ride vote reach the floor, in “deference” to their governor.
Are the voters in WVA stupid enough to fall for this?
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