Quote of the Day

“Of all the important goals this initiative can help us reach, perhaps the most important is that it helps move us forward on this issue – beyond the question of the legality of abortion and toward actually reducing the need for abortion and providing critical investments for families.”

–Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd District) on the inclusion by the “Reducing the Need for Abortions Initiative” in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2010. DeLauro and Republican Rep. Tim Ryan are cosponsors of a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing the number of abortions. DeLauro and Ryan have introduced similar bills in the past, but this year the chances of passage are much greater.

Here’s hoping. It’s a common-sense initiative that deserves support.

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9 responses to “Quote of the Day

  1. Representative Ryan is actually a Democrat and was recently removed from the advisory board of Democrats for Life of America because of his support for this bill. They took issue with his support of contraception.

    It demonstrates exactly the problem in much of the pro-life movement. Some aren’t willing to compromise on issues that will actually reduce the number of abortions. Good for Representative Ryan, and I’ll echo Genghis’ sentiments. Let’s hope this becomes law.

  2. The story is not expansive on the methods of reducing abortion. All, it says is this:

    “The measure aims to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S. by providing greater government support for pregnant women and their families and by expanding teen pregnancy prevention programs, among other programs.”

    How does the bill “support pregnant women?” What are the progarms it “expands,” and have those programs been unstrumental in reducing abortions?

  3. They took issue with his support of contraception.

    A number of left-wing outlets (including the one you link to) are making that claim. A quick google search, however, will show it’s not true. Democrats for Life severed its ties with Ryan because they claim he now supports taxpayer funding for abortion.

    Best of luck in your attempt to become “an independent voice” for Southington.

  4. This is the same Tim Ryan who recently wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi pledging to oppose any universal health care proposal that includes funding for abortions. He does support legislation that gives some funding to Planned Parenthood, a crucial provider of birth control to many people. He is working with Rosa DeLauro to take common sense measures to reduce abortions. Some aren’t willing to compromise in exchange for meaningful results.

  5. Best of luck in your attempt to become “an independent voice” for Southington.

    Uh…yeah.

    He suddenly became independent when the Democrats refused to run him for Town Council.

  6. He suddenly became independent when the Democrats refused to run him for Town Council.

    First off, that’s not the case. I didn’t ask the Democrats to nominate me for Town Council and I wouldn’t run as a Democrat if I had the chance. Being involved in politics growing up, I did back the Democrats, but their record is not one I would want to continue were I elected.

    More importantly, this is a thread about legislation proposed by Representatives Ryan and DeLauro (Some good news coming from DC for once!), not my party affiliation.

  7. Jim,

    What happened to the likeness of your political lawn sign that you used to use as an “avatar” here? Did the SEEC agree that it was political advertising or did you simply remove it before someone officially complained to the SEEC which would have forced the issue?

    If you’re going to be critical of Doug about bringing threads “off topic” then in all fairness, you need to talk to the gear guy because that’s pretty much all he does around here.

  8. What happened to the likeness of your political lawn sign that you used to use as an “avatar” here? Did the SEEC agree that it was political advertising or did you simply remove it before someone officially complained to the SEEC which would have forced the issue?

    Neither. I thought changing it might prevent what should be decent discussions from turning into conversations about my campaign. Thanks for your concern and keep up your thoughtful contributions to CTLP.

  9. Neither. I thought changing it might prevent what should be decent discussions from turning into conversations about my campaign. Thanks for your concern and keep up your thoughtful contributions to CTLP.

    LOL, I love it! Great answer Jim!

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