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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:43 AM

McConnell to Force Votes on Abortion

https://politicalwire.com/2020/02/24/mcconnell-to-force-votes-on-abortion/


McConnell to Force Votes on Abortion
February 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm EST By Taegan Goddard


“Sen. Mitch McConnell is about to plunge the Senate into the nation’s culture wars with votes on bills to sharply restrict access to late-term abortions and threaten some doctors who perform them with criminal penalties, signaling that Republicans plan to make curbing a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy a central theme of their re-election campaigns this year,” the New York Times reports.

“After months of shunning legislative activity in favor of confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees — and a brief detour for the president’s impeachment trial — Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, is expected to bring the bills up for votes on Tuesday. Both lack the necessary 60-vote supermajority to advance, and the Senate has voted previously to reject them.”

“But by putting them on the floor again, Mr. McConnell hopes to energize the social conservatives who helped elect Mr. Trump and whose enthusiasm will be needed to help Republicans hold on to the Senate this year, while forcing vulnerable Democrats to take uncomfortable votes on bills that frame abortion as infanticide.”

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Reply McConnell to Force Votes on Abortion (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 2020 OP
Hugin Feb 2020 #1
AllyCat Feb 2020 #2
Ohiogal Feb 2020 #5
2naSalit Feb 2020 #3
Hugin Feb 2020 #4
SharonClark Feb 2020 #10
Botany Feb 2020 #6
kentuck Feb 2020 #7
babylonsister Feb 2020 #9
JaneQPublic Feb 2020 #8
SharonClark Feb 2020 #11
Iliyah Feb 2020 #12
Progressive dog Feb 2020 #13

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:45 AM

1. Oh, my...

Susan Collins is in for a vexing day.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:47 AM

2. Almost 400 pieces of legislation sit on his desk, but

figuring out new ways to degrade and enslave women is so important that he has to push that right into the "do it now" bin. Republicans are scum.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:50 AM

5. Exactly this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:48 AM

3. Sounds kind of desperate...

I think it will backfire.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:50 AM

4. They've got to bring in the one issue voters...

Only bloc they have.

IMHO...

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:59 AM

10. Trying to scare off suburban women?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:53 AM

6. Gotta "save 'em babies"

But after they are born, schools, health care, good food, clean environment, transportation, jobs, ....
Oh well.

BTW this is all kabuki because that crap will not pass the house.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:54 AM

7. When they start talking about abortion, they are worried about the next election.

They always do.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:55 AM

9. Agreed. It's their favorite wedge issue. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:55 AM

8. Polls show the public largely supports choice.

Here's a bunch of polls from 2019. Almost all put support for abortion rights in the 60% range.

http://pollingreport.com/abortion.htm

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:59 AM

11. Public opinion never stops repugs.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:02 AM

12. This is political . . .

red meat for their base who are in the EC's states and red states. . .

Expect to see more of this from the partisan hack - Moscow McTurtle.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:16 AM

13. Show votes for the base,

and a promise of things to come if Trump is crowned in 2020.

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