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Posted by on Sep 14, 2006 in Uncategorized

Democrats To Curtail Abortions

Democrats Roll Out Plan to Curtail Abortions

According to descriptions from people who have seen the measure, the package also would provide grants for sex education with an “abstinence focus” but would require that the programs include complete instruction on contraceptives.
Abortion providers would be required to notify patients of procedure risks. In the past, abortion-rights groups have often fought such patient notification proposals because they considered the wording overly alarmist. But the abortion providers would fashion notifications with guidance from medical groups, such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which does not oppose abortion rights.

There are also provisions for adoption tax credits, funding for nurses to make home visits for teenage and new mothers, funding for day-care programs and expanded funding for health care for low-income mothers and children.

Encouraging. But are Republicans willing to compromise on issues like sex education???

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4 Comments

  1. Read Marilyn Robinson in Harpers July or so of this year. She destroys the Richard Land goofiness on abortion as does Paul Simmons testimony in carl Kell’s Exiled.
    Engage my latest thoughts, the post on Collinsville Baptists at my blog.
    I need some backup. Talk to the Collinsville women in Waco about it. Need some dialogue here and rapport with the hometown, either in comments on your blog or mine. Bring them to the discussion

  2. What you stated here sounds like a great proposal, especially the adoption tax credits (since one of the biggest problems with adoption is the expense). I would like to know if groups like Planned Parenthood, NORAL, and others are supportive of the plan and would be willing to push adoption as a viable option. If the plan is exactly what you said here, I would sign it and I would encourage others to sign it as well. Something all of us as Christians should agree on is that abortion should be the last resort and that everything possible should be done to save the life of the child.

  3. In the upcoming weeks ahead, we should know more details. Planned Parenthood has not issued a press release or commented yet.

    My fingers are crossed. However, I hope the Dems won’t cave in to the concerns of interest groups.

    A strategic plan to curtail abortions across the nation is needed.

  4. d.r.,

    I’m not sure that all Christians can agree that an embryo is a child…

    Joshua

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