Skip to comments.Bush Ad Blasts John Kerry for Opposing Bill on Violence, Pregnant Women
Posted on 07/10/2004 4:19:12 PM PDT by wagglebee
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Bush campaign is airing a new television commercial blasting presidential candidate John Kerry for opposing a bill that would offer additional legal protection for pregnant women who are victims of violent assaults.
Earlier this year, Senator Kerry voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, a bill that allows prosecutors to charge criminals with an additional crime when they attack a pregnant woman and kill or injure her unborn baby.
The issue of violence against pregnant women is again receiving national attention thanks to the Scott Peterson double murder trial. Peterson is charged with the deaths of Laci and Conner Peterson, wife and eight-month-old unborn child.
The Bush ad criticizes Kerry for missing two-thirds of the Senate votes while on the campaign trail this year, but going to Washington to vote against the unborn victims bill, also known as Laci and Conner's law.
"Yet, Kerry found time to vote against the Laci Peterson law that protects pregnant women from violence,'' the ad says. "Kerry has his priorities. Are they yours?''
The ad is scheduled to run on national cable television outlets as well as in local media markets in 19 states, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Kerry campaign has responded with a six-page rebuttal showing other Kerry votes and his record as a prosecutor.
But Sharon Rocha, Laci Peterson's mother, and Laci's family strongly supported the legislation. They took Kerry to task in a letter for opposing the bill.
Serrin Foster, the president of Feminists for Life, agrees and tells LifeNews.com, "It is hard for me to understand how anyone could not in good conscience support Laci and Connor's Law -- especially those who say that they want to protect women."
"This what separates abortion advocates from women's advocates," Foster added.
The measure passed by a bipartisan 61 to 38 margin in the Senate, and by an equally strong majority in the House. Public opinion polls found strong support for the bill, with more than 70 percent of Americans saying such a law is needed.
Laci Peterson was discovered missing in December 2002 and the bodies of her and her unborn son Conner washed up on the shores of the San Francisco Bay in April 2003.
Bush signed the anti-violence bill into law in April, and was surrounded by family members from other states where pregnant women have been attacked.
Rocha and Ron Grantski, Laci's stepfather, also attended the ceremony.
I hope they run this ad around the clock in California.
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"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." - President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." - Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998
"We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." - Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI), Tom Daschle (D-SD), John Kerry ( D - MA), and others Oct. 9, 1998
"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." - Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999
"There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." - Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. BobGraham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001
"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." - Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do." - Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapon stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation .. And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
SO NOW THESE SAME DEMOCRATS SAY PRESIDENT BUSH LIED, THAT THERE NEVER WERE ANY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AND THAT HE TOOK US TO WAR UNECESSARILY !
TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PRESIDENT LEADING US TO WAR!
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Hate crime enhancements are great for different ethnicities but enhancements are not good enough for a defenseless baby.
Typical nazi SOB>
Indie is on a rampage today. I have had it with these pieces of excrement.
Actually, for the left, salmon have more rights and protection than babies.
You can add this to your list-
Larry King Live,CNN July 22, 2003
Bill Clinton in phone interview with King:
"People can quarrel with whether we should have more troops in Afghanistan or internationalize Iraq or whatever,
but it is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons."
Past bed time here.....good night all !
For heaven's sake, keep putting these turkeys on the defensive . . .