Three blonde Republican wives died and found themselves standing before St. Peter. He told them that before they could enter the Kingdom, they had to tell him what Easter is. The first Republican said, "Easter is a holiday where people have a big feast and we give thanks and eat turkey.". St. Peter said, "Republicans are dumb" and banished her to h++l.
The second Republican said, "Easter is when we celebrate Jesus' birth and exchange gifts. St. Peter said, "Booboo" and he banished her to h++l.
The third Republican said she knew what Easter is, and St. Peter said, "So tell me." She replied, "Easter is a Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish festival of Passover. Jesus was having Passover feast with His disciples when he was betrayed by Judas and the Romans arrested him. He died. Then they buried Him in a tomb behind a very large boulder." St. Peter said, "Verrry good." Then the Republican continued, "Now every year the Jews roll away the boulder, and Jesus comes out. If he sees his shadow, we have 6 more weeks of basketball."
Of course. But the Rethugs are working up support from their base, folks who already have jobs or are retired, so that they don't care about unemployment. To them, high unemployment is a good issue to beat up on President Obama and nothing else. They wouldn't dream of passing legislation that can actually put people back to work repairing roads or bridges, expanding national parks, or providing health care, to cite a few good examples.
20 weeks is half way through a pregnancy, shouldn't a woman have made her "choice" by then?
The law requires that the clinic performing the abortion meet basic requirements as a out patient surgery center. Do you want women to be treated in a clinic that you would not bring your dog for a heart worm test?
The law requires that the doctor have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. If something goes wrong in the doctor's office do you want a woman to bleed to death before she can get to a hospital and wait while there is a paperwork snafu?