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Senate Democrats Pushing Bill to Wipe Out Every Single Pro-Life Law on Abortion
Life News ^ | June 20, 2014 | William Saunders and Mary Harned

Posted on 06/20/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by NYer

Few Americans are aware that a “Gosnell Prerogative Act” has been introduced in Congress. This bill would permit the grisliest abortion providers—like the now-convicted murderer, Kermit Gosnell—to set the standard of care for abortion.

Unsurprisingly, this bill is not actually called the “Gosnell Prerogative Act”—instead, S.1696 is deceptively titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act.” However, it is difficult to imagine a bill less protective of women and their unborn children.

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In spite of court interference, we have made great strides in the enactment and defense of state legislation that regulates and limits abortions since Roe v. Wade, with approximately 160 laws enacted across the country between 2011 and 2013 alone.

Now, imagine the laws in 32 states requiring varying degrees of informed consent prior to an abortion invalidated overnight. Twenty laws prohibiting partial-birth abortion – gone. Twenty-nine state laws requiring abortion clinics to meet some degree of safety standards—gone. Other abortion bans, admitting privileges requirements, regulations on abortion-inducing drugs, ultrasound requirements, and limitations on the use of public funds and facilities for abortions and abortion training–all gone.

Imagine the vast majority of pro-life laws wiped out with the enactment of a single piece of federal legislation. That is the purpose behind S. 1696.

S. 1696 attempts to override U.S. Supreme Court precedent and other legal standards and would logically permit abortionists to set the standard of care for their patients with no oversight from the state and no effective remedies for the abortion industry’s abuses. This bill could reasonably be interpreted to invalidate virtually any type of state restriction or regulation on abortion, and would also prohibit the future enactment of any of these laws.

S. 1696 adopts the myths that abortion is good for women, asserting that it is “essential to women’s health,” and, condescendingly, that abortion is “central to women’s ability to participate equally in the economic and social life of the United States.”

Abortion advocates understand that Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned in the future. Abortion providers are also shaken by the success of pro-life laws enacted across the country. One surefire way to guarantee that the abortion industry continues to flourish in this country would be to enact federal legislation that invalidates state pro-life laws.

Shamefully, the abortion industry is pursuing this strategy in the name of protecting women, when in reality they are much more concerned about protecting their pocket book.

The Supreme Court has acknowledged that abortion is fundamentally different than any other procedure. No other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a human life. Abortion is “fraught with consequences” that do not exist with other “procedures.”

States must be free to regulate abortion differently than they regulate life-affirming healthcare. Congress should not even consider a bill that would obliterate over four decades of labor on behalf of our unborn children and their mothers. Surely, the Gosnell scandal taught us that much.

The Gosnell Prerogative Act is an insult to all those who suffered because of Gosnell – and others like him. It should never see the light of day.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/20/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 06/20/2014 2:43:03 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Too bad democrats weren’t aborted.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 2:44:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NYer; South40

This should be of interest to the Freepers coming out of the walls lately with Romney love.

Cuz...you know...he’s FULLY on board with the abortion thing...


4 posted on 06/20/2014 2:49:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: NYer

democrats taking us ever deeper into islamism since soetoro made it fashionable.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 2:52:49 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: NYer

Its going NOWHERE in the House, so let this be their last pathetic bill before Reid is knocked back into the cloakroom.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 2:55:27 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: NYer
This is fundraising stuff.
It won't pass, not even in the Senate.
7 posted on 06/20/2014 2:55:27 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Those who wrote it, wrote it with the blood of innocents. True blood money in God’s eyes.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Norm Lenhart
But, but, but don't you know that Romney has "evolved" on the abortion issue?

This was Romney in 2002: "I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard."

This was Romney in 2011: "I am pro-life and believe that abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother."

There is no middle ground on abortion. You either believe in the right of an unborn human being to be born or the "right" of its mother to kill it. Romney's position(s) can and do shift with the political winds. On this issue and others he cannot be trusted.

9 posted on 06/20/2014 2:58:32 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: NYer

“enact federal legislation that invalidates state pro-life laws.”

States need to assert themselves, and tell the feds to “F-— Off! It’s none of your business!”


10 posted on 06/20/2014 2:58:43 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: South40

WRONG evil purist! WRONGWRONGWRONG! We can most assuredly trust him to lie about it ;)

And we can trust his cheer squad to tell us how it is better than a dem doing the same exact thing.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 3:03:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: NYer

As useless and spineless as most of our Republican congress folk are, Democrat-sponsored garbage like this is the reason why we have little choice but to keep on supporting the GOP.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 3:09:15 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: NYer

Of course bh0 and the dems want to outlaw pro-life legislation. They believe that American women should abort their children and then adopt all of the children that bh0 is having flood across the border from Central America.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 3:24:56 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Ping


14 posted on 06/20/2014 3:30:38 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." - Jesus Christ - Matthew 19:17)
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To: NYer

It kind of fits with the Federal one-size-fits-all philosophy. But you can bet that these facilities won’t be any kinder to the women as a result. (Let alone the babies.)


15 posted on 06/20/2014 3:42:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: NYer
Introduced by Richard Blumenthal (Rat-CT) and cosponsored by:

Sen. Baldwin [D-WI] Sen. Boxer [D-CA] Sen. Schatz [D-HI] Sen. Hirono [D-HI] Sen. Harkin [D-IA] Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI] Sen. Sanders [I-VT] Sen. Schumer [D-NY] Sen. Murray [D-WA] Sen. Gillibrand [D-NY] Sen. Cantwell [D-WA] Sen. Murphy [D-CT] Sen. Brown [D-OH] Sen. Warren [D-MA] Sen. Tester [D-MT] Sen. Menendez [D-NJ] Sen. Heinrich [D-NM] Sen. Coons [D-DE] Sen. Markey [D-MA] Sen. Merkley [D-OR] Sen. Shaheen [D-NH] Sen. Mikulski [D-MD] Sen. Booker [D-NJ] Sen. Feinstein [D-CA] Sen. Stabenow [D-MI] Sen. Wyden [D-OR] Sen. Franken [D-MN] Sen. Klobuchar [D-MN] Sen. Cardin [D-MD] Sen. McCaskill [D-MO] Sen. Begich [D-AK] Sen. Baucus [D-MT] Sen. Durbin [D-IL] Sen. Walsh [D-MT]

16 posted on 06/20/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: NYer

No doubt the Temple Recommend good Mormon Harry ‘slug’ Reid will push this through.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 3:45:57 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: JPG

aka RAT-PAC


18 posted on 06/20/2014 3:46:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: MHGinTN

If it weren’t for double standards, some folks would have no standards at ALL!


19 posted on 06/20/2014 3:47:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: irishjuggler
As useless and spineless as most of our Republican congress folk are ...

The republicans are between a rock and a hard place. If they stand up for what they support, the media will accuse them of attacking the first black president. This pattern will persist, should Hilary Clinton be elected because any criticism of her will be viewed as an attack on the first female president. All of this has been cleverly crafted.

20 posted on 06/20/2014 3:54:48 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

The only thing that congress is adept at is providing names for their legislation that in no way actually describe the bill in a truthful way.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 4:11:48 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: NYer
They're going to do the same thing that the homosexual Nazis are doing to States' constitutional amendments upholding traditional marriage between one man and one woman.

All under the false narrative of "reproductive rights."

22 posted on 06/20/2014 4:24:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: JPG
What only 27 (Baucus [MT] is Gone!)? DEMOCRATS - Where are the rest?

By State in alphabetic order
Sen. Begich [D-AK],
Sen. Boxer [D-CA], Sen. Feinstein [D-CA],
Sen. Blumenthal [D-CT], Sen. Murphy [D-CT],
Sen. Coons [D-DE],
Sen. Schatz [D-HI], Sen. Hirono [D-HI],
Sen. Harkin [D-IA],
Sen. Durbin [D-IL],
Sen. Warren [D-MA], Sen. Markey [D-MA],
Sen. Mikulski [D-MD], Sen. Cardin [D-MD],
Sen. Stabenow [D-MI],
Sen. Franken [D-MN], Sen. Klobuchar [D-MN],
Sen. McCaskill [D-MO],
Sen. Tester [D-MT], Sen. Walsh [D-MT], FORMER Sen. Baucus [D-MT],
Sen. Shaheen [D-NH],
Sen. Menendez [D-NJ], Sen. Booker [D-NJ],
Sen. Heinrich [D-NM],
Sen. Schumer [D-NY], Sen. Gillibrand [D-NY],
Sen. Brown [D-OH],
Sen. Merkley [D-OR], Sen. Wyden [D-OR],
Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI],
Sen. Sanders [I-VT],
Sen. Murray [D-WA],
Sen. Baldwin [D-WI],

23 posted on 06/20/2014 4:24:49 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Norm, I didn’t see Romney’s name mentioned in the Article so I am making the assumption that you are purposely going off topic to make some point about something or other.

If not, could you kindly highlight that section of the Article that mentions Romney by name and shows his support for such Legislation?

Could you also list the names of the Romney Lovers on FR you seem to be obsessed with?

Are these people that Voted for Romney in the Primary Election or those that Voted for Romney in the General Election to try and prevent the Traitorous Bastard Obama from affirming his Death Grip on the United States of America?

Thank you in advance.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Proud Antiobamunist since 2008...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Perhaps you should have a look theough the threads in the last week with all his former supporters coming out and disrupting threads with their blame the conservative routine.

Or all the threads with all his former supporters demanding more patience and the electing of lesser evils to deal with Iraq, the immigration issue or Issa’s cover for the Dem investigations.

Oh...while they blame those of us that refused to vote him into power.

No need for me to make lists. All you need to do is read more. Because it is unavoidable lately.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 4:54:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Norm, doesn’t matter, we’re already screwed.

I guess I’m just sick of rehashing 2012, especially when it has nothing to do with the Thread Topic.

If you reply “Bring Back American Jobs”, I think I’ll go Postal. LOL

I can’t remember if you and I have gone back and forth regarding my support of the Levin Rule, not that it matters now, but everyone here is entitled to their Opinions regarding the mess we find ourselves in today.

I’m not into labeling people here because they have a differing opinion than mine. Just my $.02...


26 posted on 06/20/2014 5:05:59 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Proud Antiobamunist since 2008...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Bring back Amer.... ;)

I;m not into labling people that do not deserve it. But until people are held to their actions nothing will ever change.

If the same people last time were not constantly making excuses and now pushing for the idiot again, none of us would need to touch it again. But Romney is back in action and so are his minions.

I really doubt most of us want round 2 of Romney. The simple way to ensure there is no round 2 it to end the madness now so in 2 years we do not here “Unless you elect mitt you hate America and love Hillary!:

And you know as well as I do we will.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 5:11:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I understand your frustration, but the Republican Primary Voters put us in this situation. It’s how people decide to react to the Hand they are dealt in the General.

I was a Newt guy. He wasn’t perfect by a long shot, cue the photo of him and Pelosi on the Couch, but he was head and shoulders over the others. It was a sad day for me when he pulled out.

Please God, no Bush’s, Romney’s or Clinton’s, PLEASE...
No Santorum’s or Paul’s while you’re at it.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Proud Antiobamunist since 2008...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I have Newt misgivings due to his couch trip with Nancy, but I still backed him when it mattered.

I don’t see MR as a lesser of two evils. I see him as another set of evils. His record is what it is, backs that up, and whatever the rest of America does is on America’s shoulders. Not mine. The founders did not elect loyalists to the crown. Reagan told us to ‘let them go their own way’

Ultimately this time, regardless of who the GOP rams down, if they cannot hit the traditional 80% mark, I will still not cut my own throat. I have to wonder how such a loose margin, a potential 1 in 5 votes for liberalism, is such a high bar for any Republican, much less a conservative to cross.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 5:27:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: NYer

The DemocRAT baby killers don’t want any more AMERICAN babies in their country. From now on, all children in this country will come from Mexico, Central and South America only. They make better low information, DemocRATS voters than those pesky, America-loving, American kids do.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 5:35:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m not so sure you’re correct.
My daughter had a baby in January and I spent a couple of hours for two days at the local maternity ward.
And not the one downtown.

Based on a small but probably accurate sampling, and conversations with the nurses:

1) Not many of the babies being born are future Republicans

2) Most of the babies being born are being paid for by current Republicans.


31 posted on 06/20/2014 5:39:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: NYer
They're after state rights now. Nothing is out of bounds for these Fascists.
Uphold the constitution is in the oath of each person elected.
32 posted on 06/20/2014 5:44:58 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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33 posted on 06/20/2014 5:49:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

Passing this law could be Kevin McCarthy’s first big victory.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 6:02:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Norm Lenhart
This should be of interest to the Freepers coming out of the walls lately with Romney love. Cuz...you know...he’s FULLY on board with the abortion thing..>

Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better about giving Obama his second chance. Herman Caine is right.

35 posted on 06/21/2014 2:58:38 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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