I wrote this post last November:
My First ThoughtToday's New York Times:
After hearing of the Republican victory in the House was that we are gonna hear a lot about baby killing again. The House will spend days and days and days on discussing various incremental ways of cutting back on abortion.
Sure, people voted on the economy, we are told. But what we got is lots more pro-forced-birthers in the House and in state governments.
All but invisible during the midterm elections, the abortion debate has returned to Congress.I can see into the future, sigh.
Invoking the mantra of fiscal restraint that has dominated House action since lawmakers reconvened last month, Republicans began committee work this week on two bills that would greatly expand restrictions on financing for and access to abortions. Another bill, one that would cut off federal dollars to women’s health care clinics that offer abortions, is expected to surface later this year.
“This House is more pro-life than it’s ever been,” said Representative Joe Pitts, Republican of Pennsylvania and the author of one of the bills to limit money for abortions.