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Call Your CongressCreeps now and tell them what you think

I know he's from Ohio, but don't hold it against me

Just when Congress couldn’t get any more out of touch with Americans, Speaker John Boehner declares their “highest legislative priority.”

We call Smith’s bill “Stupak on Steroids,” a because it goes even further than former Rep. Bart Stupak’s failed attempt to impose an abortion-coverage ban on the new health system. “Stupak on Steroids” is a very serious threat to women’s access to abortion.Most notably, “Stupak on Steroids” would force millions of American families to pay more taxes if their health plan covers abortion care, jeopardizing abortion coverage in the private market. Keep in mind, about 87 percent of insurance plans on the market currently offer abortion coverage.

Some might note the irony here that the very politicians who railed against government interference in our lives on the campaign trail now want to tell Americans what kind of insurance they can buy with their own money.

“Stupak on Steroids” does not stop with insurance interference.  The bill includes other alarming examples of political intrusion into our personal, private decisions, from callous disregard for women in heart-breaking situations to an attack on local government:

  • It would narrow the already severely limited rape and incest exceptions in the Hyde amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion care. This new restriction would deny Medicaid coverage for abortion to survivors of statutory rape and any incest survivor who is 18 years of age or older.
  • It would reimpose the ban on Washington, D.C.’s use of its own local funds for abortion for low-income women, an unfair restriction which Congress lifted in 2009, with the support of President Obama.
  • It would permanently deny women in the military access to abortion care at overseas military hospitals, even if they pay for the service with their own money.

Alarmingly, “Stupak on Steroids” is just one of many anti-choice proposals on the horizon.

A bill written by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) would dismantle Title X, the country’s family-planning network, which provides basic health-care services, including birth control and cancer screenings.  The Republican Study Committee called for the elimination of the Title X family planning programs—refusing to acknowledge that better access to birth control is one of the best ways to prevent unintended pregnancy and thereby reducing the need for abortion.

I’m disappointed in the Republicans, really. They are not going far enough here. What happened to their campaign promise to make it illegal to have a vagina? Pat Robertson expected more.

This is just sad. The average person you meet on the street would be repulsed by such a bill. How is it that our country is run by these clowns? They don’t belong in Congress, they belong in Outer Space. Actually, I’m not even sure if they belong there.

Let’s face it: this Bill is an abhorrent anti-woman pile of dog crap. Denying victims of rape and incest federal funding for an abortion? Are you kidding me with this? To top it all off, the Bill has ONE HUNDRED sponsors. Here are their names, via Violet Socks.

Robert Aderholt [R-AL4]
Todd Akin [R-MO2]
Steve Austria [R-OH7]
Michele Bachmann [R-MN6]
Spencer Bachus [R-AL6]
Joe Barton [R-TX6]

Gus Bilirakis [R-FL9]
Diane Black [R-TN6]
Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
Paul Broun [R-GA10]
Vern Buchanan [R-FL13]

Ann Marie Buerkle [R-NY25]
Michael Burgess [R-TX26]
Francisco Canseco [R-TX23]
John Carter [R-TX31]
Bill Cassidy [R-LA6]
Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3]

Mike Coffman [R-CO6]
Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
Jerry Costello [D-IL12]
Eric Crawford [R-AR1]
Mark Critz [D-PA12]
Geoff Davis [R-KY4]

Renee Ellmers [R-NC2]
Jeff Flake [R-AZ6]
John Fleming [R-LA4]
Bill Flores [R-TX17]
Jeffrey Fortenberry [R-NE1]
Scott Garrett [R-NJ5]

Bob Gibbs [R-OH18]
John Gingrey [R-GA11]
Louis Gohmert [R-TX1]
Samuel Graves [R-MO6]
Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]
Ralph Hall [R-TX4]

Gregg Harper [R-MS3]
Andy Harris [R-MD1]
Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4]
Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1]
Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2]

Timothy Johnson [R-IL15]
Walter Jones [R-NC3]
Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
Mike Kelly [R-PA3]
Jack Kingston [R-GA1]
Adam Kinzinger [R-IL11]

John Kline [R-MN2]
Doug Lamborn [R-CO5]
Leonard Lance [R-NJ7]
Thomas Latham [R-IA4]
Robert Latta [R-OH5]
Christopher Lee [R-NY26]

Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
Billy Long [R-MO7]
Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO9]
Daniel Lungren [R-CA3]
Donald Manzullo [R-IL16]
Kenny Marchant [R-TX24]

Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
Thaddeus McCotter [R-MI11]
David McKinley [R-WV1]
Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5]
Candice Miller [R-MI10]

Jeff Miller [R-FL1]
Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19]
Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1]
Pete Olson [R-TX22]
Ronald Paul [R-TX14]

Mike Pence [R-IN6]
Thomas Petri [R-WI6]
Ted Poe [R-TX2]
Mike Pompeo [R-KS4]
Phil Roe [R-TN1]
Harold Rogers [R-KY5]

Michael Rogers [R-AL3]
Michael Rogers [R-MI8]
Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
Dennis Ross [R-FL12]
Mike Ross [D-AR4]
Paul Ryan [R-WI1]

Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
Jean Schmidt [R-OH2]
Peter Sessions [R-TX32]
John Shimkus [R-IL19]
Heath Shuler [D-NC11]
William Shuster [R-PA9]

Christopher Smith [R-NJ4]
Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3]
John Sullivan [R-OK1]
Lee Terry [R-NE2]
Glenn Thompson [R-PA5]

Frederick Upton [R-MI6]
Timothy Walberg [R-MI7]
Edward Whitfield [R-KY1]
Bill Young [R-FL10]

Here is what we are going to do. I want everyone who is reading this and sees that one of the congresscritters on that list represents their district to call them up immediately and tell them that they will not be getting your vote in the next election. And if they blow you off, tell them you will run against them. I want everyone to raise hell. I will not take this sitting down. Let’s make them remember this day as they day they tried to mess with the women of America. I’m leaving! *hair flip*

3 Responses

  1. Don’t waste your time writing the 96 republicans on the list.

    Of the 4 dems, all are from conservative districts:

    Jerry Costello [D-IL12]
    Heath Shuler [D-NC11]
    Mike Ross [D-AR4]
    Mark Critz [D-PA12]

    Costello’s IL 12 is the southern-most IL district; southern IL was originally settled by Southerners, and remains very conservative today.

    Heath Schuler, who last made news by running against Pelosi for Speaker, has a raging hard-on for Christ. When Congress is in session, he lives at the notorious townhouse /frat house for Jesus freaks. He also named his children “Navy” and “Island.”

    Ross is a classic DINO, and you get either DINOs or Gops from Arkansas.

    Critz took over Murtha’s old PA district, which was recently gerrymandered to make it more Red. But even the dems in central PA are socially conservative, and Critz reflects their anti-gay, pro-life views.

    In short, you get to choose between either these four buttfucks adding to the Dem caucus numbers, or four even bigger buttfucks from the GOP. Unfortunately, the existing Dem Party is incapable of finding electable centrists who aren’t abhorrent on social issues.

    On the other hand, it would be interesting to review the Gops on this list, and see if this issue could be used to any effect against them in ’12.

    For anyone still in the mood for windmill tilting, here’s some sage counsel on writing Congress:


  2. Missed Lipinski, IL 03, in the Chicago suburbs, also a dem but socially conservative district. Lipinski also voted against ending DADT. In addition to looking like one of the space vampires from LIFEFORCE, Lipinski is YA another Jesus freak and pro-lifer.

    Now, this dude is the one we should run someone against!

  3. Lipinski also supports vouchers for parochial schools:


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