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Sept. 6, 2002|
Senate Must Shed Schumer Language in Bankruptcy Bill |
If you haven’t called your Senators’ offices yet to urge them to vote against the Bankruptcy Reform Act unless the Schumer language is removed, now is the time to do it. The Capitol Switchboard number is 202/224-3121. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is determined to add his provision to the bill that would make sure that any peaceful pro-life protester penalized under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act would not be able to declare bankruptcy. The business community has been pushing the bill for the past five years for reasons of their own. We do not object to the bill as it was written, but we most vigorously oppose it as long as it unfairly penalizes peaceful pro-lifer protesters who stand to be financially devastated if Senator Schumer has his way.
We Said It Before and We'll Say It Again Elizabeth Dole is No Jesse Helms!
Elizabeth Dole says she supports abortion for babies conceived through rape or incest. That position sends a clear message to abortion supporters that, as a U.S. Senator, she will pose no threat to legal abortion. To say that she "will continue the tradition of Jesse Helms" is an expectation totally out of sync with her publicly stated views. Even worse, it serves to minimize the major contribution Senator Helms has made to the pro-life cause over all these years. While Senator Helms has been a pro-life leader in the Senate and has employed a staff that looks for every avenue through which the pro-life legislative agenda can be advanced and the pro-abortion agenda defeated, Mrs. Dole has shown no such inclination. Senator Helms has long supported a human life amendment to the Constitution, but Mrs. Dole refuses to even discuss such a possibility.
According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Carol Tobias said that "Dole would oppose publicly funded abortions, support parental consent laws, and oppose partial-birth abortions," all of which are generally popular positions that are minimalist approaches to regulating the practice of abortion, but are a far cry from making it illegal. Mrs. Tobias also said, "Dole's front-runner status might have been a consideration" in issuing the endorsement, adding that Dole is "the only pro-life candidate who can win in November."
With the entire Republican establishment (many of whom are pro-abortion-choice) backing her and with the "pro-life" label firmly affixed by groups relied upon by pro-life voters for election-year guidance, maybe Dole will win in November. However, North Carolina pro-lifers should have no illusions that Senator Dole will deliver any more than the marginal commitments she made in exchange for those endorsements, or that she will assume any real leadership on pro-life issues in the U.S. Senate.
Elizabeth Dole is no Jesse Helms.
NH Momentum Shifts to Senator Bob Smith
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