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    House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary | Fox News


    My my my, those GOP members have been busy creating jobs bill after jobs bill, but managed to write legislation to overturn Roe v Wade,
    then they decided to kill their own bill because they didn't want to offend female GOP members. Hypocrites.

    What morons.
    wasting taxpayer time money writing stupid bills, no wonder the congress has a low favorability rating.

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    From your own article, it appears there were real concerns with the Bill. It was not about "offending" female GOP congress members.

    But some Republicans, including female members of Congress, objected to that requirement, saying that many women feel too distressed to report rapes and should not be penalized. A 2013 Justice Department report calculated that just 35 percent of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to police.

    "The issue becomes, we're questioning the woman's word," Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., said earlier Wednesday. "We have to be compassionate to women when they're in a crisis situation."

    There were also objections to the bill's exemption for minors who are victims of incest and have reported the incident.

    "So the exception would apply to a 16-year-old but not a 19-year-old?" said Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa. "I mean, incest is incest."
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary



    Dumb. Nothing is there that couldn't have been worked out, and limiting abortion past pain-capable is a popular position in the US. Force the President to veto it or Senate Democrats to filibuster it, and make them go on record as well to the left of the American populace.

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    I would rather that Republicans focus on ending government funded abortions, instead of working so hard to define limits which give us these sort of problems to contend with.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post


    Dumb. Nothing is there that couldn't have been worked out, and limiting abortion past pain-capable is a popular position in the US. Force the President to veto it or Senate Democrats to filibuster it, and make them go on record as well to the left of the American populace.
    a 20-week limit with exceptions looks to be the right approach and would garner modest support from Democrats. The hospital where my wife works at use that as a date for allowing 5-day bereavement leave for late-term miscarriages.

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    a 20-week limit with exceptions looks to be the right approach and would garner modest support from Democrats. The hospital where my wife works at use that as a date for allowing 5-day bereavement leave for late-term miscarriages.
    So... in other words... the approach that looks good on paper... but allows 99% of abortions to happen. Okie lol.
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So... in other words... the approach that looks good on paper... but allows 99% of abortions to happen. Okie lol.
    Would Democrats vote for anything else?

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Would Democrats vote for anything else?
    Why not step to the plate and behind your convictions of the matter. Why not try come out in the open and overturn Roe v. Wade? Why the rhetoric?
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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why not step to the plate and behind your convictions of the matter. Why not try come out in the open and overturn Roe v. Wade? Why the rhetoric?
    I'm not allowed to express an opinion contrary to your view of Republicans?

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    Re: House GOP drops controversial abortion bill ahead of Roe v. Wade anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    I'm not allowed to express an opinion contrary to your view of Republicans?
    Oh, you most certainly are. It's just funny that the get to work mentality of the GOP is just legislation which doesn't really change anything in the grand scheme of things.
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