Bush Warns of Vetoes Over Abortion Issue
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: May 4, 2007
WASHINGTON, May 3 — President Bush told Congressional leaders Thursday that he would veto any legislation that weakened federal policies or laws on abortion.
In a two-page letter sent to the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Mr. Bush said his veto threat would apply to any measures that “allow taxpayer dollars to be used for the destruction of human life.”
Douglas Johnson, legislative director for National Right to Life, characterized the president’s message as “drawing a bright line.”
A statement from the group noted that many appropriations bills that Congress will take up include provisions to limit federal financing of abortion and that abortion rights groups have been urging Democratic leaders in Congress to change.
For example, a provision is under consideration for a foreign appropriations bill that would end a ban on discussing abortion in family planning clinics in developing nations.
Brendan Daly, a spokesman for Ms. Pelosi, said she interpreted the president’s letter as a broader threat “to veto any pro-choice legislation.”
“Instead of trying to work with Congress he’s trying to threaten Congress, and that won’t work,” he said.
Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman, said: “The president felt that it was important to remind Congress of his position on these issues. It’s not about vetoing, it’s about standing firm on his core beliefs.”
Personally, I'm against abortion. That's just my belief about it. I've never really vocalized it much, never talked about it much, don't discuss it much, it is what it is, no more, no less. sprees stated opinion is she ABHORS abortion but does not wish to impose HER feelings on the subject on others...and furthermore, she considers partial birth abortion no better than infantcide.
I personally believe that things happen for a reason, good or bad, and we are changing things that are not ours to change by performing abortions.
Here's a thought to consider: the Supreme Court ruled on partial birth abortions just weeks ago, and the ink had not even had time to really dry on their ruling before Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, et al, had come up with proposals to turn the decision over to the states. Once again, the house and senate dem's are trying to act as other branches of government, this time trying to go around a Supreme Court ruling.
My question is this, and this is just my opinion: why is it so important to them that babies be killed? What potential threat do they see in the unborn?
It honestly boggles my mind.
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man