"Congress ought to have higher priorities than turning grandparents into criminals," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts.
"We're going to sacrifice a lot of girls' lives," said Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York.
Want to guess what they are talking about? Another IDIOTIC bill by a bunch of theistic, asshats who think the rest of the country MUST obey the supposed rules of their invisible sky daddy. Mind you NO WHERE in the bible is abortion mentioned (quite the oversight for a supposedly omnipresent mind). However that won't stop a bunch of rich, white, middle aged men from enforcing their 'god given' authority on the knocked up 14yo - STILL no bills or laws inflicting any sort of punishment on the FATHER of the child though.
And lets just add this to the pot:
Another, sponsored by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, would have encouraged the federal government to provide money for more sex education. That bill failed earlier in the day, 48-51.
"If we do nothing about teen pregnancy yet pass this punitive bill, then it proves that this (bill) is only a political charade and not a serious effort to combat the problem," Lautenberg said.
Abstinence is the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy, responded Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma.