The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Reid cloture vote Friday! MA stalling on Buffer Zone Appeal?
Senator Reid wants to vote on the Senate "bill" (which no one has seen) by Christmas Eve.
That means he must get a vote on cloture, to end debate, by Saturday night.
Call Senator Kirk on Friday! Urge him to oppose cloture. It may seem as though you are calling him weekly - hope you are! First it was conscience clause, then abortion, then conscience clause, now it is cloture. That is all good!
During the five months that our calls have held off the bills, look at how much better informed people have become and how the opposition has built. If you had not made all those calls to yourCongressmen in the summer, the deal would be long done.Congratulations!
That's Kirk on Friday! Telephone: 202-224-4543, Fax: 202-224-2417
Also, you might leave a "thank you" message for Senator Ben Nelson. He is holding firm on the abortion language, which could stop cloture. Tel: 202-224-6551. Fax: 202-228-0012
The Assistant Attorney General of the Commonwealth, Administrative Law Division, says today that he plans to ask the Supreme Court for a one month extension, until Feb 4th, for his response to the cert petition of the plaintiffs (that's our people) in the Buffer Zone Appeal. It would have been expected that the state would already have responded on their own. Instead the Supreme Court had to ask them to respond and now they don't plan to meet the Court's deadline.