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In honor of the Feast of the Annunciation, John Kerry voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act

The Senate cleared the way for passage with a 50-49 vote to defeat an amendment, backed by opponents of the bill, that would have increased penalties for harm to a pregnant woman but did not attempt to define when human life begins.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., President Bush’s opponent this fall, interrupted his campaign schedule to vote yes on the amendment. He voted no on final passage.

The bill states that an assailant who attacks a pregnant woman while committing a violent federal crime can be prosecuted for separate offenses against both the woman and her unborn child. The legislation defines an “unborn child” as a child in utero, which it says “means a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.”



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RyanM

posted March 27, 2004 at 4:48 pm


I think these votes may prove to be a bigger issue for Kerry than now appears to be the case. I certainly hope so.
The radicalness of the abortion right in this country was on full display in these votes. Kerry through his votes for the Feinstein amendment and then later against final passage, indicated his whole hearted support for the most radical interpretation of that right: the impermissibility of ANY statutory definition of in utero life.
While the heart can be gladdened the legislation is headed for presidential signature, the heart sickens that the presidential nominee of one of our country’s major political parties voted for it, and he is a professed Catholic.
These votes led me to re-read the NCCB 1998 statement, “Living the Gospel of Life.” Here’s a link:
http://www.usccb.org/prolife/gospel.htm
Read paragraph 29 and pray the bishops fulfill their publicly expressed responsibilities.



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posted November 24, 2005 at 3:32 am


Very nice site. Will sure visit again.



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