This week George Voinovich helped introduce another anti-choice bill in the US Senate aimed at limiting access to abortion services for pregnant women.

The bill is also being sponsored by Sam Brownback and David Vitter- a couple of real nutjobs when it comes to this issue.

Brownback has a long anti-choice history, a 0% rating by NARAL and at one time compared abortion to slavery.

Vitter is even worse. He seems to lack any respect for women whatsoever. Besides cheating on his wife – as revealed by the DC Madam scandal – Vitter tried to introduce an amendment to stop all funding to Planned Parenthood for basic health services like “contraceptives, Pap smears, breast exams and tests for STDs.”

In typical Republican fashion, they are calling their latest bill “the Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act” – a name intended to hide to true purpose of the bill.

When asked about the bill, Voinovich said nothing about protecting pregnant women or keeping them healthy and safe. Instead he said: “We must do all that we can to restore our nation’s once cherished culture of life.”

Same thing with Brownback who said: “We are working toward the day when every unborn child is welcomed and loved.”

Hopefully the rest of the Senate will see this bill for what it really is- an attempt to control women’s reproductive rights – and dump the damn thing ASAP.

  • This is the first thing I have liked out of Voinovich in some time….

  • Of course you do and I figure that’s a big part of the reason he proposed it. He needs to win back some credibility with conservatives by 2010.

    But you do have to admit that the bill has nothing to do with ‘protecting’ women and everything to do with trying to stop abortions.

  • Not to mention there are much better ways to reduce the number of abortions. Funny thing is you never hear conservatives talking about them. The limited government set, in this instance, wants to get the government heavily involved in this one. Odd huh?

    Making abortion less available will not work. Making it less necessary can. It’s also the only right thing to do. This position along with the notion that there is no such thing as “pro-abortion” are two things that need hammering home in a big way.

  • Oh, and Republican and Christo-fascist led “abstinence only” education has been a complete failure and has taken our focus off of the real nature of the problem. If we had been spending the money and time on teaching kids the real deal instead of telling them to “hold it”, we may have made more progress.

    This “taking eye off ball” appears to be a trend among Republicans and “conservatives”.

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