Abortion

Senate Approves Public Abortion Funding in D.C.

| by Jill Stanek

Yesterday the US Senate voted 57-35 to pass the omnibus appropriations bill, which included a change to longstanding abortion policy to allow public funding for abortion in the District of Columbia.

Having passed previously in the House, the bill will now goes to President Obama for his signature, and he's the one who originally pitched the suggestion to Congress back in May. So it's a done deal.

Republicans, led by Sens. McCain and DeMint, attempted to use procedural moves to block passage but were outgunned. In all, there were 3 important votes to get to the point of passage. They and vote breakdowns are listed on page 2.

Legislators, from Obama down, who feign calls for moderation on abortion, are such despicable liars.

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And don't forget 41% of all pregnancies in DC already end in abortion, and Sen. Dick Durbin stated in July he thought the rate of abortions in DC ias high because the number of African-Americans in DC is high.

These people know they are pushing black genocide.

3 key votes....

1) On Saturday, the Senate voted 60-36 to waive a point of order raised against the bill. The point of order was raised by Senator McCain and supported by Senator DeMint who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid promising to use procedural votes to impede passage of the omnibus if it contained abortion funding. Senator Inouye then offered a motion to waive the point of order and the vote was on the Inouye motion. Sixty votes are necessary to waive the point of order. The vote breakdown was as follows:

60 Voting to waive the point of order
55 Democrats
2 Independents (Lieberman and Sanders)
3 Republicans (Bond, Cochran and Collins)

36 Voting against waiving the point of order
3 Democrats (Bayh, Feingold and McCaskill)
33 Republicans

Absent
4 Republicans (Bunning, Burr, Coburn, Hutchison)

2) On Sunday the Senate voted 60-34 to end debate on the omnibus. This motion also required 60 vote threshold. The breakdown was as follows:

60 Voting to waive the point of order
55 Democrats
2 Independents (Lieberman and Sanders)
3 Republicans (Cochran, Collins and Shelby)

36 Voting against waiving the point of order
3 Democrats (Bayh, Feingold and McCaskill)
33 Republicans

Absent
6 Republicans (Bond, Bunning, Coburn, DeMint, Graham, Lugar)

3) On Sunday the Senate voted 57-35 to pass the omnibus.

57 Voting to waive the point of order
52 Democrats
2 Independents (Lieberman and Sanders)
3 Republicans (Cochran, Collins and Shelby)

36 Voting against waiving the point of order
3 Democrats (Bayh, Feingold and McCaskill)
33 Republicans

Absent
3 Democrats (Dorgan, Merkley and Murray)
6 Republicans (Bond, Bunning, Coburn, Inhofe, Voinovich)