A curious thing happened last night on the way to the U.S. House of Representatives Chamber: Democrats forgot their notes.
Steven Ertelt has a lengthy report detailing the strange behavior exhibited by pro-abort Democrats, who were expected to press for amendments to overturn pro-life budget provisions (introduced by pro-life Republicans) during last night’s debate on the Continuing Resolution (CR) … instead, the Democrats talked a lot, but did nothing.
In other words, Democrats – who are now the minority party in the House – have basically given up their responsibility to be legislators and are now just burning through time at the podium shouting stuff like this:
Rep. Lois Capps of California said a vote against Title X is a vote for more cancer, diseases and abortions — using an attack on pro-life advocates that was particularly below the belt.
I believe this sort of low sniping shows the pro-abort Democrats in Congress are coming unhinged. After enjoying a large majority in the House for four years (since 2006), and being able to push through their agenda and crowd pro-life Republican voices out, the tables have now turned, and … well, they don’t seem to know how to deal with it.
Of course, part of the reason they can afford to simply show up in the chamber and never offer amendments is because they know they still enjoy two strong pro-abortion firewalls:
There are a number of theories as to why abortion advocates didn’t bring the amendments. They could have been worried about the black eye they would suffer politically by losing lopsided votes on the issues thanks to the new strongly pro-life House of Representatives. That appears the most likely reason — since the lopsided pro-life and GOP majority is the best pro-life scenario since Roe.
They could be place their trust in Senate Democrats or the conference committee process to remove the pro-life provisions and keep the abortion and abortion group funding mechanisms in place.
Abortion advocates may be putting their eggs in the basket of not fixing the bill so they can rally opposition to the final measure and talk about how it makes changes they don’t like — though with such a strong Republican majority that seems unlikely. They also could be hoping Obama will veto the continuing resolution bill — though that would complicate the Democrats’ political position by forcing a government shutdown next month. [LifeNews]
These are unchartered waters, which is why we need to re-double our efforts to support the new pro-life majority in the House, and continue working on the Senate.
Yesterday CatholicVote sent this alert out to our email list asking you to call your Representative in the House and ask them to support the Pence Amendment (#11) and to support all pro-life amendments in the Continuing Resolution (these include defunding Planned Parenthood, stripping international abortion agencies of their federal funding, and introducing improved conscience protections, etc).
This is our chance to call the Democrats’ bluff, to make them either support pro-life initiatives or to abandon their responsibilities as elected legislators. Thank you in advance for helping out the great cause of life in this critical time!
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