Monday, June 13, 2005

Only the moment of conception, thanks...

"Pro-life" legislators show their stripes when they vote against a group of programs that would help support pregnant women and newborns.
Washington, DC – Today, 11 anti-choice Republican members of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees spending for health, labor and education programs voted against a proposal offered by Rep. David Obey (D-WI) aimed at making it economically easier for low-income and vulnerable women to choose to carry pregnancies to term.

Among its proposals, Rep. Obey’s amendment would have increased funding for such common-sense programs as child care, maternal and child health care, domestic violence prevention, job training, and others.
The writing has been on the wall for a long time: right-wing legislators aren't interested in preventing unwanted pregnancies or making motherhood more manageable; they're only interested in punishing sluts. Onward, then!

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