Hmm...I hope President Obama realizes he'll be responsible for these things
at some point...
What grandstanding! This bill stands no chance of passage in the Senate, would
not get President Obama's signature, and the Congress could not override a
veto. This is pure and simple a waste of everyone's time. There is a lot
of positive things the House could do. This is not one of them. Why not spend
the time voting to repeal Obamacare one more time?
Awe message bills, what a wonderful waste of time, but then again what else has
the republican party got to do, when you've pledged to do nothing?Perhaps they could pass a bill giving a legal definition for "legitimate
Can we have, you know... a jobs bill? The height of absurdity in this debate was
the incredibly creepy argument made by Rep. Burgess about 15 week old fetuses.
@The Skeptical ChymistYep, this "grandstanding" bill is no
different than the last 5 Democrat-written bills to raise income taxes on the
middle class: They wouldn't get through the House nor would they get the
president's signature.Oh wait, there is one difference - you
weren't whining about the Democrats' bills.
"..."Jobs continue to be our number one concern," House Speaker John
Boehner, R-Ohio"....Yeah...right after daily data mining
one more example of the fact that the GOP just does not get it.
Skeptical, news flash, that is how politics is played in D.C. They know it
won't pass to law just as Democrats also run legislation by that will be
voted down by Republicans. The current immigration law is likely an example.
You see, these things will be used next year in the 2014 elections as issues. I
don't necessarily agree with this stuff, but that's what our
politicians do when avoiding solving problems.
I guess the "jobs" in question turn out to be jobs as "abortion
detectives" charged with finding and convicting those who break this new
law. Then there's also the need for more prison guards. You can probably be
certified for both of these professions at your local for-profit college. Now
that's what I call "economic stimulation".
@m.g.scott"They know it won't pass to law just as Democrats also
run legislation by that will be voted down by Republicans. The current
immigration law is likely an example. "Legislation voted down by
Republicans typically gets filibustered in the senate. This is unlikely for the
current immigration bill. The House is a different matter but even Speaker
Boehner thought it was important to get an immigration bill done by the end of
IF a woman can not decide within 20 weeks (that's over 4 months) whether to
carry her baby to term or get an abortion, there is something seriously wrong
with that woman.A woman should know.Aborting or
murdering a viable baby, a human life, should not ever be an option except to
save the mother's life..
@the truthIt is so nice to know we have you to tell us what we
should and should not know, what time frame we should know it in and what we
should and should not be lowed to do. I would hate to thing of a world were we
would have to decide or heaven forbid have the freedom to make our own choices.
Can someone explain to me why any women would wait 5-6 months to terminate an
unwanted pregnancy? Why would you not get an abortion immediately? Why would
you wait? Roe v Wade was passed almost 20 years ago. There has been a lot of
new medical technology. This technology has been saving saving babies born at
20 weeks. Why is the Democratic Party for late term abortions? How does not
being able to have a late term abortion infringe upon women's rights? Get
it taken care of in the beginning. Why wait until there is a good medical
chance the baby can survive? The conviction of Dr. Gosnell is very disturbing.
There were babies that did and could survive. Why are we arguing about late
term abortions in this day and age? It would be interesting to know who is
waiting 5-6 months and is there any state assistance given to women who wait?
What is the upside of a late term abortion? Give the unwanted child up for
adoption. Why wait to get an abortion for an unwanted pregnancy?
@twellstwo simple examplesfirst a women that may have ben the victim
of a crime resulting in pregnancy or who has had past traumas related to abuse
may have difficulty even beginning to face such a trauma let alone be able to
make decisions on how to handle the pregnancy that resulted from it.Secondly there are a myriad of medical issues that can result after the time
period you specify.I would love to see abortion become extremely rare but
I do not think that the force of law should always be the first solution to our