MARCH 11, 1998
McCain-Feingold Blocked in Senate
Sen. John McCain (R-Az.), on the left, and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wi.)
(March 10) - - A determined minority of Senators, all Republicans, led by
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), prevented Senate approval of the McCain-Feingold
"campaign reform" bill in February - - a victory for NRLC and
other groups that oppose government restrictions on free speech about politicians.
March 10 - - Building on breakthrough successes
in 1996-97, so far the 1998 legislative session has been a tremendous year
for NRLC affiliates and the cause of life. A total of 19 states have now
enacted partial-birth abortion bans, although not all are in effect because
of court action. In a number of other states pro-lifers are very close to
passing bans on the grotesque partial-birth abortion technique.
Virginia state Sen. Louise Lucas (D), a self-described "pro-choicer,"
and pro-life state Sen. Steven Newman (R), explaining the bill they co-sponsored
to ban partial-birth abortions. (Photo Credit: AP)
From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
Special from the Treasurer:
Fr. Dennis Day
I read about
the death of Celestine Harrington the other day with the deepest compassion
and a nagging sense of shame.
You've probably never heard of Celestine, the 42-year-old victim of abortion
whose life of courage and giving was ended last month in a traffic accident
that never should have happened.
Victim of abortion, you ask? Had Celestine had an abortion? Had her family
been racked by abortion in some other way?
No, Celestine was a victim of abortion in the truest sense. Her body was
violently assaulted in an attempted abortion when she was just a baby in
the womb of her teenage mother.
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