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Since you’re reading this newsletter, you are most likely a fellow pro-lifer, deeply concerned about the well being of innocent human life. Your heart breaks when you remember that every day abortionists kill over 3,600 unborn babies. You are sensitive to the immense pain and anguish often felt by the mothers and fathers of aborted babies.
As a pro-lifer, you are also aware of the obstructionist history of pro-abortion Democrats who used to control the Senate. Senator Tom Daschle and gang bottled up almost every pro-life bill designed to protect these babies and their mothers. Furthermore, they treated President Bush’s judicial nominees in the same way the Clinton administration approached honesty and virtue – with public disdain.
The Democrats’ strategy of obstruction was a major factor in losing control of the Senate to the Republicans. After such a devastating and humiliating defeat, one would think that Senator Daschle, et al., would have at least curtailed their liberal elitism in hope of some day regaining power. It’s often said, ” With age comes wisdom.” But in Senator Daschle’s case, I think age arrived alone. His attitude against an open and honest debate on the Senate floor has shown no sign of waning. The harsh lesson of the recent past has not made him wiser.
The Democrats’ filibuster against judicial nominee, Miguel Estrada, is beneath contempt and smacks of racism against Hispanics. While in the majority, the Democrats could easily torpedo President Bush’s nomination in committee, or let them die a slow, painful death by neglect. Now, in the minority, they are using a filibuster to deny their colleagues the opportunity to vote yes or no. These “pro-choice” senators are true to their label “pro-choice if it’s my choice.”
The Partial Birth Abortion (PBA) Ban recently passed the Senate with considerable media attention. It is expected that the House will approve the ban and the president has promised to sign it into law. Last year, the House passed the PBA Ban first, but then Senate Majority leader, Tom Daschle, wouldn’t even allow it to come up for a vote.
During this year’s Senate debate on PBA, Mr. Daschle and other pro-abortion senators supported an amendment that would have gutted the bill, rendering it useless. When it became obvious that the PBA Ban would pass intact, Mr. Daschle and other political opportunists jumped aboard a moving train and voted to support the bill.
Usually, when villains plague a situation, you also have the white hats who ride in and work to save the day. Congress has some exceptional “White Hats”.
Senator Rick Santorum, (R) PA, has long been at the forefront, protecting babies and their mothers from Partial Birth Abortion. His tireless efforts and genuine personal conviction deserve our utmost appreciation and gratitude. He is a true leader.
Congressman Henry Hyde, (R) IL, has, for many years, been affectionately called the “Patron Saint” of unborn babies. Eloquence is an understatement when describing his speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives. We would be hard-pressed to find a more gentle and caring spirit.
Congressman Chris Smith, (R) NJ, can best be summed up in one word, “Passion”. It’s an obvious driving force behind everything he does for the babies. Whether in his earlier days as the Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life, or in the present as a seasoned member of the House, he passionately advances pro-life legislation and works to protect the United Nations from radical pro-abortion thugs.
Congressman Steve Chabot, (R) OH, has a solid reputation as a defender of life. He is usually on the ground floor, introducing pro-life legislation. Steve is carrying the banner in the House to promote the PBA Ban and is most frequently referred to as “One of Us”.
Space doesn’t permit me to list the other noble pro-life members of Congress who generously give of themselves to protect life. As a pro-lifer, you know standing up for life can be a lonely and thankless job. Please take a moment to contact these “White Hats” and let them know how much you appreciate their courage. Here’s how to reach them.
Sen. Rick Santorum
1705 W 26th St.
Erie, PA 16508
Rep. Henry Hyde
50 E Oak St. Suite 200
Addison, IL 60101
Rep. Chris Smith
1540 Kuser Rd. Suite A-9
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Rep. Steve Chabot
3003 Carew Tower
441 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202