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    Rhode Island Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth Heads to State Senate

    State Micaiah Bilger Mar 12, 2019 | 4:23PM Providence, Rhode Island


    A Rhode Island bill that would legalize abortion for basically any reason up to birth is awaiting action in a state Senate committee after it passed the House last week.
    Similar to the new abortion law in New York, state Senate Bill 152 would allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth, even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and strike down modest abortion restrictions in the state.
    Though the bill easily passed the state House, its fate is less certain in the state Senate, the Providence Journal reports. Support for unborn babies’ rights is growing, and polls consistently show that most Americans oppose late-term abortions.
    The state Senate Judiciary Committee appears to be narrowly divided on the bill, and it has not scheduled a vote, according to the report. Five of the nine members appear to support the pro-abortion, but the report identified freshman Sen. Mark McKenny of Warwick as a possible swing vote.
    Prior to being elected, McKenny said he would support codifying Roe v. Wade in state law but not “efforts to go beyond Roe.” When asked this week about the bill, however, McKenny said he “likely” would vote in favor of it.
    State Sen. Leonidas Raptakis, of Coventry, is one of the four likely no votes. He said he supports abortion but probably will not support the bill because there is “a lot of confusion” about what it would do, the report states.
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    Three other committee members, state Sens. Jessica de la Cruz of North Smithfield, Harold Metts of Providence and Frank Lombardi of Cranston, are endorsed by Rhode Island Right to Life and also are expected to vote no.
    Here’s more from the report:
    The wild card: Senate leaders — including the Senate president, majority and minority leaders and whips — can vote, as ex-officio members, in any committee. While this is rare, except in votes on judicial nominees and Cabinet appointments, even one more vote could kill the bill on a tie. All were Right-to-Life endorsed in 2018.
    Senate Minority Whip Elaine Morgan, R-Hopkinton, told The Journal she does not want to see the bill pass … She also personally believes “It is not Roe v. Wade; it is beyond that.” She said she would like to see an amendment — akin to one voted down by the House — making the legislation “contingent on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.”
    Pro-abortion lawmakers, the ACLU and other pro-abortion groups claim the bill merely codifies Roe v. Wade in the state in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the case.
    However, pro-life leaders said this is misleading. A legal analysis of the bill provided by Rhode Island Right to Life states: “… it is ‘a gross distortion and blatant misrepresentation’ to claim that this ‘slightly revised’ version of the original bill would merely codify the principles of Roe v. Wade. … [The legislation] remains an extreme abortion bill, like its counterparts in New York and Virginia.”
    The bill appears to allow restrictions for late-term abortions, but it adds a broad “health” exception for abortions after viability. The exception would allow women to abort unborn babies up to nine months of pregnancy for basically any “health” reason, including “age, economic, social and emotional factors,” a definition given by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Doe v. Bolton.
    According to the legal analysis, the bill would:

    • Eliminate any constitutional restrictions on late-term abortions
    • Eliminate any constitutional restrictions on methods of abortion
    • Undermine the authority of the State and the Department of Health from enacting and adopting constitutional restrictions on the performance of abortions at facilities where abortions are performed
    • Require the State to pay for all abortions sought by Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and women covered by the “payer of last Resort” program
    • Substantially “water down” the State’s parental consent statute by allowing consent to be obtained from persons who have no constitutional right to give consent (grandparents and adult siblings).

    State lawmakers also are considering a second pro-abortion bill, state House Bill 5127, which is similar to the pro-abortion bill before the committee. Gov. Gina Raimondo, who claims to be Catholic, supports the legislation.
    If either bill passes, America could see abortion rates rise after a steady decline for decades. Both are similar to a New York law that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed in January, legalizing abortion for basically any reason up to birth. The Vermont, Massachusetts and New Mexico legislatures also are considering bills this winter to expand late-term abortions.
    Rhode Island Right to Life, state Catholic leaders and Republicans are urging pro-lifers to keep voicing their opposition to the legislation.
    ACTION: Contact Rhode Island state senators here.


    https://www.lifenews.com/2019/03/12/rhode-island-bill-to-legalize-abortions-up-to-birth-heads-to-state-senate/

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    Ban guns, fanatically promote infanticide. The far left is somewhere between brain dead and demonic.

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    1 vote for demonic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moestooge View Post
    Ban guns, fanatically promote infanticide. The far left is somewhere between brain dead and demonic.
    I live in RI = demonic. Absolute and without question.

    Oh, and they want our guns too.
    We have no rights if we can't defend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugoutBear View Post
    I live in RI = demonic. Absolute and without question.

    Oh, and they want our guns too.
    What keeps you in RI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moestooge View Post
    What keeps you in RI?
    Mrs. Bear's deam kitchen.
    If it wasn't for that I'd be outahere!
    LibProgs at the Capitol just might force us to leave anyway,
    We have no rights if we can't defend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moestooge View Post
    What keeps you in RI?
    I love the weather.

    For the record I Do Not support this bill.
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    New Mexico Dems Sink ‘Extreme’ Abortion Bill; Governor Blasts Defeat As ‘Inexplicable’


    Finally… a victory for life and sanity.
    Via Washington Times:
    Pro-choice advocates reeling over their unexpected defeat in the New Mexico legislature may have the uproar over late-term abortion bills in New York and Virginia to blame.
    Eight New Mexico Democrats crossed party lines Thursday to sink a bill aimed at codifying the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, handing a win to the pro-life movement and a stinging defeat to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on one of her signature issues.
    The New Mexico Senate voted 24-18 against H.B. 51, a month after the House approved the measure by a vote of 40-29. Six House Democrats voted against it.
    Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, called the outcome “a stunning victory for pro-lifers,” and praised Democrats who “dealt one of the most significant blows of the year to the extreme abortion camp.”
    “New Mexico’s bill was supposed to be a slam dunk. But after New York, nothing on abortion is a sure thing — not anymore,” said Mr. Perkins in a Friday post.
    New Mexico Democrats had viewed 2018 as the year to expand abortion rights after a November election sweep that saw them pick up seats in the legislature and replace term-limited Republican Gov. Susana Martinez with the Democrat Grisham.
    The pro-choice legislation was billed as nothing more than a repeal of a dormant 1969 law making it a felony to perform abortions except in certain cases, which supporters said could become enforceable if President Trump’s judicial picks overturn Roe.

    Foes saw the measure as far more radical, threatening to remove the state’s conscience protection for medical professionals who object to performing or participating in abortions, and enshrining into law the state’s no-limits status quo.
    New Mexico Alliance for Life executive director Elisa Martinez characterized H.B. 51 as “the most extreme abortion up to birth bill in the country.”
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    Huge Pro-2A Rally at the RI Capitol on Tuesday. Antifa's indicated they'll be there as well.
    We have no rights if we can't defend them.

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