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WASHINGTON (Sept. 3, 2002) -- The House of Representatives has already passed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (H.R. 4965), and President Bush is eager to sign the bill into law. Just one obstacle now remains to enactment of a national ban on partial- birth abortions: the Senate Democratic leadership.
Under Senate rules, the leader of the majority party has broad powers to schedule or to obstruct legislation. The Democrats currently control the Senate by a single seat, 51-49.
November Senate elections to decide their fate
For Some Babies, It's Now or Never
By Carol Tobias
Remember the exhilaration of the 2000 elections? Remember how, after four years of pro-abortion Bill Clinton, we worked so hard to elect a pro-life president, only to be told by the media that Al Gore had "won" Florida, and probably with it, the presidency?
Well, a very long night ensued, followed by over a month of legal wrangling, until, finally, pro-lifer George Bush was definitively declared the winner.
From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
The Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 started a revolutionary cultural change. The decision reflected neither a mandate from the Constitution nor the "will of the people," rather in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court arrogantly assumed the role of an extra-constitutional super-legislature.
Thus the cultural revolution--forced upon us not by the "will of the people," but by seven unelected and "unchecked" men. And reversing it has proved to be a long and difficult process.
Why is the cultural reversal so difficult? Aren't the facts about life clear? Haven't thousands of women made public the horror that abortion inflicted on them and their aborted children? Haven't the pro-abortionists been caught in lie after lie? Isn't it obvious that the authors of the Constitution and its amendments had absolutely no intention of creating a constitutional right to abortion? Is it really that difficult to understand that killing the innocent is morally wrong?