Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Congress Passes Firebomber Legal Protection Act

At least, that's what the pro-abortion lobby is calling it.

Which, let's be honest, is a lot more colorful than what I would have called it, so I guess I should give credit where credit is due.

So what is "it"? It's actually boring, technical stuff in a massive federal bankruptcy overhaul. Dems wanted to add an amendment, and it got shot down, so actually it's not that an Act of any sort was passed. The amendment would have removed bankruptcy protection from violent protestors who have to pay fines. Pro-abortionists, apparently, want to make sure I don't blow up an abortion clinic, and then avoid paying court fines by declaring bankruptcy.

Uh, sure. I see how that could be called the "firebomber legal protection act," other than the fact that I would still go to jail for a long, long time. Other than that minor quibble, sounds like the Lefties have us nailed on this one.

The problem is, as Sen. Hatch points out, the amendment was stuck in there to delay the bill, not to protect a woman's right to jab sharp metal objects into her own children. And yet the pro-abortionists have to freak out and claim this is a victory for pro-lifers. It seems they cannot give an inch, even a tangential inch, or else all is lost.

The real irony is, other than pro-lifers, it seems to me that the people most likely to get in trouble for violent protests are lefties.