24 March 2009
Missouri Senate Democrats Doing What They Do Best
This time they are conducting a filibuster to prevent a vote on a bill that would make it illegal to coerce someone into having an abortion. I guess they think that it is fine for an employer to threaten to fire someone unless she kills her baby. Or perhaps they think it not as many babies will die if women are required to view an ultrasound before killing them, or if they have to wait 24 hours to make sure they want to kill their baby, or if they are made aware of abortion alternatives.
Noted pro-abortion Senator Joan Bray said that provisions of the legislation "presume women are stupid." This presumably angers her because she has counted on that fact to be elected several times.
Why, oh why, say these protectors of the killing fields, can't the Senate talk about Gov. Nixon's nifty economic plan?
By the way, if this bill is voted on, it has the votes to pass, forcing Nixon to veto it and giving the lie to his big pro-life campaign rhetoric.