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Senate Blocks Pro-Tiller Resolution Glorifying Abortion Industry
LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/23/09 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 06/23/2009 12:47:50 PM PDT by wagglebee

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Senate yesterday blocked a resolution praising the "crucial services" of abortionists and condemning violence against them in the wake of Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller's murder last month. 

The resolution, sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), decried violence against "providers of health care services to women" and asserted, "there is a history of violence against providers of reproductive health care, as health care employees have suffered threats and hostility in order to provide crucial services to patients."

The resolution failed to gather adequate support after Shaheen refused requests by some of her colleagues to strike the language celebrating the abortion industry. Shaheen expressed frustration at the resolution's demise.

"I realize that the issue of reproductive choice is divisive and that there are many heartfelt feelings on both sides of the aisle," said Shaheen in a press release. "However, I was hopeful that, regardless of our differences of opinion on this sensitive issue, the Senate could come together and pass a resolution that rejects the use of violence against women's health care providers.

"It is a sad day when the elected leaders of the greatest Democracy on earth can't agree to protect those exercising their constitutional rights."

The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month unanimously passed a similar resolution condemning the Tiller killing and other murders that took place in a house of worship, without mentioning Tiller's profession. Tiller was killed May 31 at Reformation Lutheran Church, where he was serving as an usher.

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Institute, praised the Senate's rejection of Sheehan's resolution.

"What an encouragement to the pro-life community that while some Senators may vote in favor of abortion, they stand strongly against any effort to glorify it," said Perkins. 

"Like us, they realize that just as violence cannot be tolerated, neither can any effort to exalt those who practice it against the unborn."

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Pro-life Leaders Face Death Threats, Require Protection from Abortion Rights Radicals 

How George Tiller Drove his Own Employee to Join Operation Rescue 



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Kansas; US: Minnesota; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 111th; abortion; abortionists; boxer; klobuchar; moralabsolutes; proaborts; prolife; shaheen; tiller
"I realize that the issue of reproductive choice is divisive and that there are many heartfelt feelings on both sides of the aisle," said Shaheen in a press release.

Infanticide IS NOT "reproductive choice"!

1 posted on 06/23/2009 12:47:50 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/23/2009 12:48:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 06/23/2009 12:49:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Be interesting to see what happens when this unholy trio makes their case before the Almighty about this attempted 'resolution.'

Guess they never heard of the Commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Shed Innocent Blood"

4 posted on 06/23/2009 12:50:08 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: wagglebee

Yay we beat it. Boo that the American people won’t get to see what these people really believe.


5 posted on 06/23/2009 12:51:42 PM PDT by exist
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To: wagglebee
However, I was hopeful that, regardless of our differences of opinion on this sensitive issue, the Senate could come together and pass a resolution that rejects the use of violence against women's health care providers.

How about rejecting the use of violence against unborn children?

::::crickets::::

6 posted on 06/23/2009 12:53:11 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: wagglebee

Maybe they should look at ultra sounds and then say how could anyone kill that baby inside that woman.

Only a murderer could is the answer.

Case in point.
A man kills a pregnant woman and around this country he has been charged for the murder of the woman and the baby so why is it not the same for a so called Doc who puts the Gov of KS on his donation list not charged with a murder too?


7 posted on 06/23/2009 12:53:47 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: wagglebee

You understand Shaheen. Your idea was almost born but it had a partial birth abortion. It’s legal you know.


8 posted on 06/23/2009 12:56:28 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: wagglebee
The resolution, sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), decried violence against "providers of health care services to women" and asserted, "there is a history of violence against providers of reproductive health care, as health care employees have suffered threats and hostility in order to provide crucial services to patients."

The resolution failed to gather adequate support after Shaheen refused requests by some of her colleagues to strike the language celebrating the abortion industry. Shaheen expressed frustration at the resolution's demise.

Thankfully, there are saner minds in the Senate - at least by comparison.

9 posted on 06/23/2009 12:56:57 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Theology is the Queen Of The Sciences)
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To: wagglebee
"It is a sad day when the elected leaders of the greatest Democracy on earth can't agree to protect those exercising their constitutional rights."

Like the right to keep and bear arms, Senator Sheehan?

10 posted on 06/23/2009 12:57:10 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: wagglebee
These people are reprehensible.

They are “(un)righteously indignant” when a terrorist is sleep deprived, and yet celebrate the dismemberment of an infant.

11 posted on 06/23/2009 12:59:37 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The scientist who would have discovered the cure to AIDS in the Amazon was aborted in January 1978)
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How about Celebrating the Constitutional Rights of the Unborn Babies, little defenseless Human Beings! How does the Idiot BOXER defend Tiller the Baby Killer and support Petterson’s coviction of a Double Murder!!! Schucks, the baby boy was just a blob of protoplasm worth nothing, worth less than Obama’s brutally killed FLY!/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s!!!!
Miss Boxer, you are not worthy of any title including the one used in this sentence:-)


12 posted on 06/23/2009 12:59:54 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: wagglebee

What about the violence to the unborn? They’re human, too.


13 posted on 06/23/2009 1:06:10 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: wagglebee

First of all I would not call abortion “women’s healthcare” as there is nothing “healthy” about a practise where the patient(baby) always dies as in an abortion.


14 posted on 06/23/2009 1:08:09 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: wagglebee
How does killing little baby women help women???
15 posted on 06/23/2009 1:14:21 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Have you punished an 0bama supporter today?)
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To: wagglebee

You mean republicans didn’t just bend over and take it as usual??


16 posted on 06/23/2009 1:18:40 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: wagglebee

Why am I not surprised to see “Ma’am” Boxer’s name on this idiotic bill?


17 posted on 06/23/2009 1:24:03 PM PDT by MWS
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To: wagglebee

The One’s teflon may be weakening.


18 posted on 06/23/2009 1:24:53 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: wagglebee

What about the violence done to the babies they murder?


19 posted on 06/23/2009 1:29:49 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (When do the impeachment proceedings begin?)
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To: wagglebee

It’s “women’s healthcare”, according to someone in the article.


20 posted on 06/23/2009 1:31:07 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: wagglebee
"there is a history of violence against providers of reproductive health care, as health care employees have suffered threats and hostility in order to provide crucial services to patients."

Never has murder been described so euphemistically. Someone earns a bloody little badge; please step forward.

21 posted on 06/23/2009 1:32:38 PM PDT by Tax Government
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To: wagglebee
No surprise that Minnesota's best (sarc)Amy Klo-butcher, was a driving force behind this crap!

Her kind fantasize about being able to perform the late term abortions personally.

Militant

22 posted on 06/23/2009 1:52:43 PM PDT by militant2 (President George W. Bush: "No child left behind"; obama: "No child left alive!")
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To: wagglebee

What is really a disgrace is the fact that a traditionally sensible state like New Hampshire has degenerated badly enough to elect trash like Shaheen to ANY office much less governor and then senator.


23 posted on 06/23/2009 2:52:06 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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