On Thursday, the House took up the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill would ensure that child marriage is recognized as a human rights violation, and develop comprehensive strategies to prevent such marriages around the world. The legislation seemed likely to garner strong bipartisan support in Congress, and in the Senate, it did. But last night, the bill was voted down in the House by Republicans who argued the bill is too costly and could lead to increased abortions -- gripes the measure's supporters say have no basis in reality and are just excuses to kill the popular bill.
They just gave away almost $900 billion in tax cuts to the wealthy yet voted against a human rights bill that may cost $68 million! I guess some of these guys have secret marriages to children? Or at least a creepy uncle with one? How the fugg else do you rationalize this sick, twisted political game? It is disgusting.
I would say I am surprised, but at this point I believe they would vote against the cure for cancer if it meant sticking it to the Obama and the Democrats. Also too, where are Boehner's tears now?
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