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  •  The REAL Republican record on abortion. (5+ / 0-)
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    MissLaura, lirtydies, Elise, I, KansasLiberal

    Republicans talk about banning abortion to get votes, but all it is talk. Those who are opposed to abortion should look at the REAL Republican record.

    1970 - California legalizes abortion. This law is signed by Governor Ronald Reagan.

    1973 - A Republican Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.

    5 Republicans were in favor, 1 opposed.
    2 Democrats were in favor, 1 opposed.

    Republican appointed justices have controlled the Supreme court consistantly since Roe. At no time since Roe has there been a majority of Democrats on the court.

    1976 - The Hyde Amendment to ban federal funding of abortion passes with a wide bi-partisan majority. Republican Gerald Ford vetoes it. His opponent, Jimmy Carter, supports it, but it doesn't matter when congress overrides Ford's veto.

    1992 - A Republican Supreme Court upheld Roe v. Wade in a lawsuit Planned Parenthood brought against the Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, Bob Casey. If the Republicans meant what they said about abortions, you'd think a court with 8 Republicans and 1 pro-life Democrat would overturn Roe, right? Wrong.

    5 Republicans were in favor of Roe, 3 opposed.
    1 Democrat opposed.

    Now, lets cut the crap. Legal or illegal, like it or not, abortion is a matter between a woman and her doctor. Period. Instead of talking about banning abortion, lets pass legislation that will actually reduce abortions?

    The Democratic 95/10 act is a great place to start. There is no more pro-life legislation than health care for every American. Let's reduce abortion by giving women better choices, not by pushing them into the back alleys.

    "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat." - Will Rogers

    by wayward on Mon Jan 22, 2007 at 04:10:46 AM PST

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