You’ve just got to smile when you read this:
Senate Republican leaders yesterday appointed two of Congress’s most outspoken antiabortion members to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is bracing for potentially bruising hearings on nominations to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Sen.-elect Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) will join the panel’s eight returning Republicans next month, assuming the Republican Conference follows tradition and approves the leadership’s committee assignments for all 55 GOP senators. The breakdown of Judiciary will be 10 Republicans and eight Democrats.
Oh, but it gets sooo much better. The left, this morning, is sick to its ulcerated stomach.
Coburn, an obstetrician, has advocated the death penalty for doctors who perform abortions. Last year, Brownback introduced the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, which would have required a woman seeking an abortion to be told that the fetus might feel pain and that it could be given an anesthetic.
Antiabortion groups hailed yesterday’s appointments, while advocates of keeping abortion legal expressed dismay. “The color code for potential threats to the Constitution just went from orange to red,” said Ralph G. Neas of People for the American Way. “It’s hard to believe the Judiciary Committee could go any farther to the right, but it just did.”
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said: “It appears the far right is massing troops on the border of Roe v. Wade.”
Let me just say Christy and I found out we’re going to have a baby in just over 8 months. At no time since Sunday have either of us even considered the future Erickson a fetus. We’re too busy fretting over the fear of twins. Everybody says, “Oh, you’re going to be pregnant through the summer?! Yuck!” and “Maybe you’ll have twins.” Oy!