Wednesday, March 09, 2005


A controversial amendment to federal bankruptcy legislation that would have punished pro-life protesters was defeated handily in the U.S. Senate today.

The measure, courtesy of Sen. Charles Schumer, marked the second time in the past two sessions of Congress that the liberal Democrat failed in his efforts to use an important bankruptcy bill to make an example of those who oppose abortion.

Schumer called his proposed changes to S.256 "what America is all about." What those changes would have done is prohibited bankruptcy in the case of "violent abortion protestors"; the definition of violent, however, was missing and no other "violent" protestors are mentioned.

The final vote was 53-46. {article} {via an anti-choice blog}

Well that is too bad, but at least it was close. I have to keep working to get a Moloch majority so such bills can pass in the future. Kudos to Sen. Schumer for his persistence in trying to punish anti-choicers.


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