Congress Did the Right Thing; Quit Insulting Women

VICTORY FOR LIFE! This week, the House voted 227-188 to ban taxpayer funding of abortions under HR7.

ImageWisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling applauds Congress, “It’s encouraging to see a bill of this nature pass in Congress.  At a minimum, taxpayer money should not be used to pay for this procedure.  Abortion is not health care, and we need to quit insulting women by pretending that it is.”

HOW WISCONSIN VOTED:

The Wisconsin delegation voted along party lines, with 4 Republicans voting in favor and the 3 Democrats voting against the bill. Republican Tom Petri did not vote.

Paul Ryan – Yes

Mark Pocan – No

Ron Kind – No

Gwen Moore – No

Tom Petri – Did not vote

Jim Sensenbrenner – Yes

Sean Duffy – Yes

Reid Ribble – Yes

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Nat’l Journal Struts Sexuality of Pocan/Baldwin, Homosexual Congress Members

Wisconsin’s Lawmakers are in the news, but not for what you think.  The National Journal seems to be promoting the homosexual lifestyles of 8 Congress members with a cover photo and personal testimonies that appear to draw attention to Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and six other lawmakers for their homosexual involvement, relationships, coming out and, most importantly, their agenda.

Read more HERE.

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Effort to repeal DADT on the fast-track

Update! Democratic leadership is forcing a vote in Senate committee tonight to attach a repeal of DADT to a defense authorization bill.  Also, Family Research Council just released this report on homosexual assault in the military [Warning:Graphic].

Thanks to a deal, or “compromise,” cut by LGBT activists, President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Congress may vote on two bills that would repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT).  This despite the fact that Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen asked Congress to hold off action on the repeal until the military could conduct a review on get an opinion from the members of the military.  The compromise calls for a repeal immediately after the review is conducted, regardless of the findings.

Chuck Donovan at The Foundry (The Heritage Foundation’s blog), has some excellent insights into the danger of ignoring the needs and nature of the military, for the singularly selfish purpose of political expediency.

This crass political maneuver is an affront to the men and women in the military whose opinions matter, because they will be most affected by any change in the law. Regardless of what one thinks of full repeal—whatever it might mean in practice—lawmakers should wait until the ongoing survey of service personnel is completed and analyzed. Any legislative action now is premature, and a thumbing of the nose at the military.

>> read the rest of Donovan’s post here

Contact your legislators:

Senator Herb Kohl: 202-224-5653

Senator Russ Feingold: 202-224-5323

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Rep. Paul Ryan: 888-909-7926

Rep. Tammy Baldwin: 202-225-2906

Rep. Ron Kind: 888-442-9040

Rep. Gwen Moore: 202-225-4572

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner: 800-242-1119

Rep. Tom Petri: 202-225-2476

Rep. Dave Obey: 202-225-3365

Rep. Steve Kagen: 202-225-5665