Thursday, February 08, 2007

Parents' Rights Lose but the Dems Stand Up for Chickens

From the Family Research Council:

Minority members of the House Judiciary Committee deserve high praise for
fighting to include some important pro-life issues in new legislation. Committee
members Reps. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Steve King (R-IA) made a courageous
attempt to attach the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) to a
bill that prohibits the transportation of animals across state lines for the
purpose of animal fights (e.g., cock fighting). CIANA would make it illegal to
take a minor girl across state lines for an abortion to bypass the parental
involvement laws in her home state. During the mark-up Rep. Sensenbrenner said,
"I recognize we are meeting here today to consider a bill to protect chickens,
but isn't protecting our nation's young women... equally if not more important
than our dinner entree?"
The pro-family amendment was tabled on an 18-14 party
line vote. Freshman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) also offered an amendment to a
separate bill in committee that would have prevented taxpayers' money from
funding abortions. It was defeated on a 20-15 party line vote.

Once again, animals rights people show a stunning lack of compassion for humans.

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