Daily Archives: June 8, 2005

Janice Rogers Brown – 56-43 Confirmed!

The Senate voted to confirm Janice Rogers Brown 56-43. Bill Frist is calling for cloture on William H. Pryor.

Update: All Republicans and Ben Nelson (NE) voted for Judge Brown.
Update: Roll Call results will be are here.

Update: Final tally on cloture for Judge Pryor: 67-32 to agree to cloture. The final up or down vote is scheduled for tomorrow at 4 pm EDT.
Update: Roll Call result are here.

Dems voting for Cloture on Judge Pryor: Bingaman (NM), Byrd (WV), Carper (DE), Conrad (ND), Inouye (HI), Johnson (SD), Landrieu (LA), Lieberman (CT), Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Pryor (AR), and Salazar (CO).

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More on He Gets Life, She has the Right to an Abortion

Charmaine Yoest at Reasoned Audacity has more on this story as well as links to the Pro-Abortion side. In comments on my first post He Gets Life, She Has the Right to an Abortion, Elisa asks, “How are the abortion rights people spinning it?”

They had named the twins Eric and Gerardo, Jr. after their parents. Does this mean that they’d had ultrasounds? They knew the sex of the children that they then deliberately and violently destroyed? I’ve also noticed that the Entrenched Media is saying that Gerardo merely “stepped on” Erica’s stomach. This report from the Houston Press says:

Erica lay on the bedroom floor, and Jerry, about five foot eight and 180 pounds, stepped onto her stomach, just above the navel. Then he pressed his K-Swiss sneakers into her flesh. Their statements vary as to how often they repeated this process. Jerry said it was two or three times during the week leading up to the miscarriage; Erica said he stepped on her twice in the two weeks prior to the miscarriage.

Stepped on her stomach and then pressed his sneakers in. 180 pounds. That’s not just stepped on, that’s stood on.
Debate Link has a post with quotes and links from others on the Pro-Abortion side.

Immigration Blog Thought Experiment

The Immigration Blog is looking for bloggers “who support guest worker programs and/or for those who don’t strongly oppose illegal immigration” to answer a few questions and trackback to the Immigration Blog post with their answers.

If we absolutely had to deport a significant portion of the illegal aliens currently in the U.S. as quickly as possible, how could we do it? If you need numbers, assume 1 to 2 million within 6 months. Please give a specific plan and succinctly describe two or three scenarios (favorable, unfavorable) for how that plan might work out from beginning to end.

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Freedom of Choice

Over at The Corner, K.J. Lopez has a post with a survey from NARAL showing that 80% of respondents say that pharmacists should not be able to refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control based on their religious beliefs.

Should pharmacists who personally oppose birth control for religious reasons be able to refuse to sell birth control pills to women who have a prescription for them, or should pharmacists not be able to refuse to sell birth control pills?

Should be able to refuse ………………………..16
Should NOT be able to refuse……………….80
(Don’t know)………………………………………….4

The problem that I have with this, as well as IL Gov Blagojevich’s emergency rule to require pharmacists to supply “birth control” to patients with prescriptions is that they are including “Morning After” prescriptions. I believe that the complaint in Illinois that precipitated Gov Blagojevich’s action was that a pharmacist wouldn’t fill a prescription for “Morning After” pills. “Morning After” pills are meant to terminate a possible pregnancy right in its tracks. Birth Control pills are meant to prevent ovulation, thereby preventing conception in the first place. Lumping “Morning After” pills in with contraception is incredibly misleading. “Morning After” pills are an abortificant, not contraception. Why don’t they try their question again, worded this way:

Should pharmacists who personally oppose abortion for religious reasons be able to refuse to sell “morning after” pills to women who have a prescription for them, or should pharmacists not be able to refuse to sell “Morning After” pills?

There are plenty of pharmacists and pharmacies across the US. If one won’t fill your prescription, go to another. Free market. Doctor’s offices are also capable of stocking and filling prescriptions right in the office. Don’t force pharmacists to fill prescriptions that they would rather not.

Addendum: But, of course, to NARAL abortion is birth control. I mean, you’re controlling whether or not someone is born, no?


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