The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Pro-Life victory on "minibus" bill in U S Senate
Thanks to all of you who called Senator Brown's office.
Since Harry Reid was trying to combine three appropriation bill into one, the bill, which included seven pro-abortion provisions, required unanimous consent to proceed.
Republican Senators David Vitter, Louisiana, Jim DeMint, South Carolina, Rand Paul, Kentucky, Mike Lee, Utah and others prevented the bill from proceeding.
That means the Senate will vote on the House version which does not contain any of the dangerous pro-abortion provisions.
Doug Johnson, lobbyist for National Right to Life, warned, however, that there are likely to be further attempts by the Senate Democratic leadership to attach pro-abortion provisions to various funding bills for the rest of the year.
"We'll be keeping a hawk-like gaze on all of these appropriations bills," Johnson said.
Many of you have told me you called Senator Brown's office. Good for you - and thanks! Anne
Breaking: (you won't read it in the MSM). An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), into the Obama Administration's use of $18 million in taxpayer funds to provide funding for a group pushing legalized abortion in Kenya finds the administration broke the law.