The measure later cleared the Senate Thursday afternoon after the sponsor of the resolution, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), dropped the reference to "human life" because some Democrats saw it as a reference to abortion. According to Republican aides, Brownback, a devout Catholic, did not want a high profile fight over the resolution, which was adopted on a voice vote. In fact, Brownback blackberried his staff from the Pope's mass at Nationals Park to direct them to drop the references to human life.(Via Jay Anderson @ Catholics in the Public Square, who has a roundup of coverage on this story).
Friday, April 18, 2008
Posted by Christopher Blosser at Friday, April 18, 2008