Senate Removes Abortion Option for Young GirlsWell, it's nice to know that the Republicans are still wasting Senate time focusing on symbolic legislation against acts that may never really happen (no one knows for sure how many minors are taken across state lines to avoid parental notification laws), and it's nice to know the Democras still let them do it. God knows, it's not like anything pressing needs dealing with. And of course 14 Dems voted for the bill. Most are not surprising (sadly, Harry Reid was one). But Evan Bayh voted for it, and he is in a critical position, since he wants to run for Pres in 2008. This is the kind of thing we should not forget.
Oh yeah, just to show that they have their priorities straight, a proposal to create new pregnancy prevention grants was defeated on a 51-to-48 vote.
PS I was sort of hoping that Joe Loserman would have voted for the bill, esp. since Barbara Boxer went out of her way to endorse him (and lie about his record on abortion) yesterday. But he voted against it. OK, we'll give you this one, Joe, but all is NOT forgiven.