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House Democrats Vote Down Late-Term Abortion Ban
Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff

Posted on 08/02/2012 3:21:42 AM PDT by Kaslin

The House voted this week on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803) required a two-thirds vote, but fell short after 148 Democrats and 6 Republicans voted in opposition. H.R. 3803 would have been a significant pro-life victory in a city that is wildly pro-abortion. Via Life News:

The Council of the District of Columbia, employing authority delegated by Congress, repealed the entire D.C. abortion law. Thus, in the nation’s capital, abortion is currently legal for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.

The bill, sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee In the bill, Congress adopts findings that by 20 weeks after fertilization (if not earlier), the unborn child has the capacity to experience great pain. (This is equivalent to 22 weeks in the alternate “LMP” or “weeks of pregnancy” dating system used by ob-gyns and abortion providers.) The bill prohibits abortion after that point, except when an acute physical condition endangers the life of the mother. Johnson says seven states have already enacted very similar legislation; no court orders have blocked enforcement of any of those laws.

The vote follows a new poll released by the National Right to Life Committee and commissioned by the Polling Company. The poll found 63% of all respondents, and 70% of women respondents, favor banning abortion after the point where the unborn child can feel pain. Another 58% of all respondents, and 62% of women respondents, would be more likely to vote for a Member of Congress who votes to ban abortion after 22 weeks gestation in the District of Columbia.

In addition to recent polling, banning abortion after 20 weeks was recently deemed constitutional by a federal judge in Arizona . U.S. District Judge James Teilborg cited the pain felt by unborn children in his justification for siding with the law passed by Arizona’s legislature. Given its general incompetence, it is tough to imagine DC's local government following Arizona's lead anytime soon.

This post was authored by Townhall.com editorial intern Kyle Bonnell


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 112th; democrats; favorabortions

1 posted on 08/02/2012 3:21:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Hey yo, legalized murder is big business .... as well as a big supporter of libtards lefty Dems and their idiot-ridden agenda. Probably little wonder that I ran up on a car yesterday with a bumper sticker that said “Democrats are intellectually challenged!” =.=


2 posted on 08/02/2012 3:28:42 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Kaslin

If you don’t fear for the republic, you’re not paying attention.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 3:40:42 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: the invisib1e hand

correct


4 posted on 08/02/2012 3:42:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Black Children first, overboard. Democrats are evil bastards.

The Republican six need to be flushed.

5 posted on 08/02/2012 3:45:56 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: cranked

with the help of repuplicans..


6 posted on 08/02/2012 3:47:12 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Kaslin

Excepting accidents and self defense....How the hell ANYONE can vote to kill another human being at any point in their life is beyond me.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 3:48:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Who were the Republicans?


8 posted on 08/02/2012 4:14:01 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

Who are these baby murdering Republicans?


9 posted on 08/02/2012 4:23:02 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MaxMax

I don’t think you can blame the 6 alone since the vote needed 2/3 to be defeated which which would have been 290 I think. I believe to blame are also those who abstained, if I understand correctly


10 posted on 08/02/2012 4:25:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: SumProVita

Had them, but it ate my reply.

2 from CA, 2 from IL, 1 from NH, one from PA.

“present”, 1 from NY, 1 from OH

CA was Palm Springs + San Bernardino.

IL was North Chicago, and SW Chicago.

NH was NH - 2, Nashua + Concord

PA was Allentown + Bethlehem. Toomey’s old district.

The abstainers were:

North part of Westchester, and OH - NE OH, by Erie.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 4:31:53 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Kaslin

Democrats and RINOs LOVE dead babies.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 4:45:09 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: SumProVita
They were

Charles Bass NH
Judy Biggert IL
Mary Bono Black CA
Charles Dent PA
Bob Dold IL
David Dreier CA

But like I said in post #10 I don't think it would have made any difference since 2/3 of the votes were needed to vote for the ban

Anyway here is the entire list who voted for the ban, plus who voted against the ban and those who abstained

List

and if I understand correctly those that voted to abstain could care less one way or the other

Definition for abstain

13 posted on 08/02/2012 4:47:47 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

What is Charlie Dent’s problem? He’s even getting a safer district so he can’t use that argument. Even the SE PA congressmen voted for the ban!


14 posted on 08/02/2012 4:50:35 AM PDT by bjcoop
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To: Kaslin

First, let me say my conviction that life begins at conception -

The ‘rats rightly see the “slippery slope” of outlawing any abortion up to birth, or even right after birth.

If a 30 wk “fetus” deserves protecting, why not a 29 wk, 6 day “fetus”? 29 wks, 6 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes?

29 wks? 28 wks? 27?

There’s also the main driving force behind “keeping it legal” - keeping it “guilt free”. Those that have had abortions and are in denial of the enormity of what they did don’t want ANY codification in law that killing the unborn is somehow wrong, because that ultimately leads to “I murdered my baby”.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 5:05:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

It’s sad...but not toooooo surprising, considering the geographic areas they represent. There’s a good bit of anti-Life sentiment concentrated in those areas....as well as financial mismanagement.

San Bernadino, if I understand correctly, is on the verge of declaring bankruptcy.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 5:06:03 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita
It already did yesterday

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2913575/posts

17 posted on 08/02/2012 5:14:52 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Regarding David Dreier CA:

GOP Rep. David Dreir Says U.S. Should Work With The Muslim Brotherhood, Wants Taxpayer Aid To Continues Flowing...

http://weaselzippers.blogspot.com/2012/07/gop-rep-david-dreir-says-us-should-work.html

What kind of Republican IS this?????


18 posted on 08/02/2012 5:25:42 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: Kaslin

148 EVIL DEMOCraTS and 6 EVIL Republicans!! FIRE THEM ALL before GOD does!!


19 posted on 08/02/2012 5:47:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SumProVita

David Drier is a Closet GAY.....maybe he’s being Blackmailed....this vote is EVIL!!


20 posted on 08/02/2012 5:49:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

The RNC needs to make an add showing these DEMOCRAT voters as being racist. DC is mostly black and this would apply to the District only. Obviously the plan is to abort more black babies!


21 posted on 08/02/2012 6:04:08 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Kaslin

Any word on the six Republicrats? They need to be ‘targeted’ for defeat!


22 posted on 08/02/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Kaslin

Why do DemocRats hate babies.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 6:39:20 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: MrB

I haven’t understood why the GOP (I know, I know...IF they cared to use their backbone) doesn’t use science against the Dems?!

Since a baby is a genetically uniquely ‘being’, it falls within the status of a Person and afforded all the same Rights of ‘..Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...’.

Let ‘em try to justify why those Rights begin at birth when their own God of Science says it’s a Person at conception


24 posted on 08/02/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT by i_robot73
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To: i_robot73

Some lib I brought that up to said “a wart has different DNA than the person it’s on, and it’s not a person”.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin
Just for he record, Tonya Reaves bled to death from a "safe, legal" Planned Parenthood abortion.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Pro-choice: a kind of idiot arithmetic, consisting solely of subtraction.")
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