“Democrats who have been filibustering the Senate’s consideration of legislation to combat human trafficking cited concerns with language they claimed would greatly expand the reach of Hyde Amendment restrictions on abortion.  But when John Cornyn (R-Tex.), chief sponsor of the trafficking bill and Senate majority whip, offered a compromise that would seem to answer their stated objections, it was rejected out of hand.  Perhaps Democrats thought they could score political points, or maybe they didn’t want to anger their traditional allies in the abortion rights lobby.  Either way, it became depressingly clear that what they weren’t thinking about was the needs of vulnerable people, mostly young women and girls, who are the victims of sex trafficking.”

 

(The Washington Post Editorial Board, The Washington Post, “Democrats are the New Party of No,” 20 March 2015)

When Politics Trumps the Vulnerable and the Oppressed

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7 thoughts on “When Politics Trumps the Vulnerable and the Oppressed

  1. gjoelfranco says:

    Neither party is interested in doing…are you surprised?

    Liked by 1 person

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