THE HOUSE actually voted on a bill to penalize doctors who perform “sex-selective abortions.”
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), H.R. 3541, was defeated in a 246-168 vote. While that’s a clear majority of the House, Republicans called up the bill under a suspension of House rules, which limits debate and requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass. In this case, it would have required more support from Democrats.
Twenty Democrats voted for the bill, while seven Republicans opposed it. The bill would have needed 30 more yeas to pass.
It all started when a Live Action video of some Planned Parenthood minimum wage worker was taken, showing her saying something reprehensibly stupid, immoral and unethical, for which she was fired. A new word was learned, “gendercide,” and America was off to the races.
There should be absolutely no sympathy for Planned Parenthood in Texas on this one. After all the scrutiny they’ve been under, to have a incompetent person on staff serve up such a soft ball to people waiting for some lone lunatic to do something stupid makes you wonder if Planned Parenthood has lost their mind.
Let’s also take a time out here to talk a moment about Live Action and the woman who runs it, Lila Rose, of the whole James O’Keefe fake pimp/prostitute infamy, someone who’s also obsessed with Planned Parenthood. Live Action “news” had to be “alerted” by some right wing UK Telegraph hack that Secy. Clinton “opposes” what’s now being called “gendercide.” Besides not being able to list anyone in favor of gendercide, other than one person caught on tape being stupid, What’s really alarming is the people over at Lila Rose’s place actually thought Hillary being against “sex-selective abortions” was news.
Come on, people.
That Live Action can then drag the media around, Bill O’Reilly chief among them, then the House of Representatives, by hyping this story, reveals just how egomaniacle the hard core are on an issue that doesn’t exist as a problem in this country. It’s like worrying about sharia law.
This shouldn’t even be an issue, but since the House decided to vote on a bill, we have to turn our head toward this train wreck. If Congress was a serious institution Speaker John Boehner would be impeached for allowing this idiocy; but he’s too afraid of the Tea Party to stop it.
But our politics is so intellectually corrupt that twenty idiot Democrats actually voted for “PRENDA,” acknowledging their stupidity that “sex-selective abortions” actually exist in any number whatsoever. Either that or they are so incompetent they are incapable of arguing “gendercide” doesn’t require legislation, and are so scared they’d get “caught” being “for” “gendercide” that they just went along anyway. Every one of them has earned a primary challenger.
This is a prime example of why no matter who is elected president in November our country will remain on the skids.