12/15/2006
From Opposite Ends of the Universe
The Dallas Morning News reports that the new US Representative from Texas' 23rd District, Ciro Rodriguez, upon his victory over Henry Bonilla said that "they elect us to go out there and solve problems, not create any more."

Good. Now, let's examine the records of these two men and see who is causing problems and who is not.

Henry Bonilla (From On the Issues)

Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)

Ciro Rodriguez (From On the Issues)

Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)

These two men are about as far apart on the moral spectrum as can be imagined and I am not at all certain that someone who votes repeatedly for abortion (and partial-birth abortion at that) and its related ilk could be considered a "problem-solver."

Exactly how do the citizens of the 23rd Texas District benefit from more abortion, less abortion restrictions and more funding for contraception?
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