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April 18, 2007
Look who backed the partial birth ban
Red State comments:
The Supreme Court's partial birth abortion opinion rejects a facial challenge to the statute but leaves open the possibility of challenges in the future by particular mothers who claim a health necessity for such an abortion.
It's important to remember that this bill was a bipartisan effort with a House vote of 281-142 and a Senate vote of 64-34. Specifically, these Democratic Senators were supporters of banning the unpopular Partial-Birth Abortion Procedure: Sen. Minority Leader Daschle and Sens. Biden, Lincoln, Pryor, Miller, Breaux, Landrieu, Conrad, Dorgan, Nelson, current Sen. Majority Leader Reid, Hollings, Johnson, Leahy, Byrd, Nelson (NE). John Edwards, fittingly enough, didn't show up for the vote.
The list of Democratic House supporters is longer, and includes famous names such as John Murtha, John Dingell, Patrick Kennedy, Ted Strickland, James Clyburn, Harold Ford, and David Obey. Remember those lists if anyone tries to tell you that this is all about outside-the-mainstream right-wingers.