Thursday, May 31, 2012


Democrat or Bubonic
Today's Plague Culture
House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

The House on Thursday rejected a Republican bill that would impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions for the sole purpose of controlling the gender of the child, a practice known as sex-selective abortion.

 Red China, until quite recently, restricted families to just one child, and everyone wanted a boy.  So, if a girl was born she quite often had her head summarily smashed against a brick wall. The difference between that practice and sex-selective abortion is one only of degree. It seems to me then that this is a black and white issue, with  no shades of gray.  Obviously though, these Republicans, certainly they who voted and not absented themselves, disagreed. 
Res Ipsa Loquitur
  1. McCarthy, Kevin (CA) No Vote
  2. Lewis, Jerry (CA) No Vote
  3. Mary Bono Mack (CA) NAY
  4. Young, Bill (FL) No Vote
  5. Dold, Bob (IL) NAY
  6. Burton, Dan (IN) No Vote
  7. Amash, Justin (MI) NAY
  8. Fortenberry, Jeffrey (NE) No Vote
  9. Guinta, Frank (NH) No Vote
  10. Bass, Charles “Charlie” (NH) NAY
  11. Paul, Ronald “Ron” (TX) NAY
  12. Hayworth, Nan (NY) NAY                                (source).

I'll guess that Ron Paul, and maybe others objected, on stark Libertarian grounds, that the Feds have no bidness dictating to states.  However, the practice is nominally performed under the Roe v. Wade umbrella, so that's a specious, not to mention heinous, argument. 

THE HILL article reports seven Republicans joined with Democrats in voting no, so I may have missed one.


Anonymous said...

Murder. Premeditated at that.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

Let's do a thought experiment and accept the premise that homosexuality is genetic and the gene has been identified. Let's assume that parents, who usually want to become grandparents, were able to decide upon whether to abort based on the genetic sexual orientation of their "fetus." Would the pro-choice crowd have a problem with this?

Freddie Sykes

Kristophr said...

Wouldn't pass Roe v. Wade muster.

Seriously ... if you want to ban 1st and 2nd term abortion, for ANY reason, you are going to need an amendment.

If you don't have the majority to support that, it ain't going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is a horses ass, and so is any contrarian horses ass who keeps this idiot showing up election after election.

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