Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act AGAINST WOMEN Fails in Congress 5/31/12! :-)
Today, the Republicans with the support of anti-abortion zealots brought a bill H.R.341 to the House floor that was a ruse to gain the support of innocent, unknowing voters! The bill sometimes referred to as PRENDA the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act was one of many that anti-abortion zealots with Republicans have introduced that deny women rights to medical procedures and benefits! The following are the actual words used to describe the bill for the House of Representatives: “To prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes.”
The anti-abortion zealots with Republicans actually MADE UP out of thin air a problem they say exists in America, girls having abortions only because the fetus is female! They said this law was necessary to prevent sex-selective abortions and to protect the female population! Unbelievable, right? Basically, they told everyone that if your representative voted against this bill, he/she was SUPPORTING sex-selective abortions; and, since these abortions were only being done if the fetus were female, voting against this bill would also be voting against women! Clever deception on Republicans part and so typical of the process that anti-abortion zealots have developed to deceive voters!
The deceptive process has been very successful up until now! It seems that SOME women and men in this country have figured out this ruse and are finally letting their representatives know that enough is enough. Yesterday, May 31, 2012, the bill failed to get the 2/3 majority it needed to pass! The final vote was 246 to 168 with 20 Democrats voting with the Republicans to pass this farce and 7 unbelievably courageous Republicans voting with the Democrats to defeat the bill! So, today, in the House of Representatives 246 voted to support women’s rights and 168 voted against women’s rights! 8 Republicans and 9 Democrats did not vote!
The names of the 20 Democrats who voted AGAINST WOMEN on this bill are:
Altmire, Jason, D , McCandless, NY, 5th District
Barrow, John, D, Savannah, GA, 12th District
Boren, Dan, D, Muskogee, OK , 2nd District
Cooper, Jim, D, Nashville, TN, 5th District
Costello, Jerry F., D, Belleville, IL, 12th District
Critz, Mark S., D, Johnstown, PA, 12th District
Cuellar, Henry, D, Laredo,TX, 28th District
Donnelly, Joe, D, Granger, IN, 2nd District
Garamendi, John, D, Walnut Grove, CA, 10th District
Holden, Tim, D, Saint Clair, PA, 17th District
Kissell, Larry, D, Biscoe, NC, 8th District
Lipinski, Daniel, D, Western Springs, IL, 3rd District
Lynch, Stephen F. , D, South Boston, MA, 9th District
Matheson, Jim, D, Salt Lake City, UT, 2nd District
McIntyre, Mike, D, Lumberton, NC, 7th District
Peterson, Collin C., D, Detroit Lakes, MN, 7th District
Rahall, Nick J., II, D, Beckley, WV, 3rd District
Reyes, Silvestre, D, El Paso, TX, 16th District
Ross, Mike, D, Prescott, AR, 4th District
Shuler, Heath, D, Waynesville, NC, 11th District
These Democrats need to be called on the carpet for not protecting women from such obvious, deliberate attempts to deny their medical rights. Hopefully they will receive NO funds for campaigning from the Democratic National Committee or any other organization that supports Democrats for re-election!
If you find your representative in the above list, please contact them to let them know that you don’t appreciate their vote and that you do not support anti- abortionists maneuvers that only take away women’s rights! Tell them you would appreciate their support for women’s issues in the future! We must stop these extremist and the only way to do it is to go representative by representative or councilperson by councilperson at the local level!