Marco Rubio Plans to Introduce 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

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Marco Rubio's handling of the immigration bill may have left him bruised and beaten from both sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn't mean Florida's junior senator is about to shy away from controversial legislation anytime soon.

For his next trick, the tarnished conservative Golden boy will take on perhaps America's most controversial issues: women's reproductive rights.

According to The Weekly Standard, Rubio has agreed to be the lead sponsor in the Senate of a bill that would ban abortions after the 20 -week mark, about half way through a pregnancy. If passed, the law would become the toughest federal regulation on abortion in the books. However, according to the CDC, only about 1.4 percent of abortions happen past the 20th week.

Of course, given that the senate is controlled by Democrats and that President Obama would probably veto the bill, it's not likely to pass.

Even the conservative press like The Standard see this more as political posturing than political reality.

"He is viewed as a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016," writes Fred Barnes. "But he's recently prompted serious criticism by Republicans over his support for the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last week. His front-and-center role on a key anti-abortion measure is likely to ease concerns about him among GOP voters."

So, while we don't doubt Rubio believes in the legislation, the political posturing his clear: it's a nice way to make amends with conservatives who are sore with him for not being a total wing-nut on immigration.

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CharlesKinbote
CharlesKinbote

If not for absentee ballot fraud, this cocksucker never sniffs the Senate. Kathy Rundle, do your damn job!


Kimberly Chambers
Kimberly Chambers

It's very simple, Floridians, he doesn't give a shit about you. But he seems awfully interested in what women do with their reproductive parts! Just like his male colleagues in Ohio and Texas and other progressive states

Milly Pinero
Milly Pinero

Oye me. With so many other pressing things going on in this country & even our state, este tipo is focusing on issues that shouldn't even be a priority right now. How about working on how to improve the DCF system or finding missing kids or things that actually need the time and effort. Give this shit a break man. You suck and your NOT going to be president.

John Pearson
John Pearson

Uncle Neil can I call Marco Rubio a douchebag?

Andy Cole
Andy Cole

Rubio is the epitome of a sleazy politician.

Kevin Siegelbaum
Kevin Siegelbaum

This guy will reel you any bullshit he thinks you want to hear. He says he loves his district but moved to DC and put his house up for sale. Does that show a desire to be connected to the "home he grew up in" or political desire?

Kenia West
Kenia West

Lol using womens rights to make his political career better, to sort of please a political party. Just when u thought marco rubio couldnt get any worse

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter




These Republicans are exceptional liars. Ryan sponsored any number of bills in the House limiting abortion even if the life of the mother was sacrificed, re-defining rape along with Akins, and the federal personhood bill. These Republicans are throw-backs to the Dark Ages, and do not belong in any public office. They try to bring it all back to the economy, but what these cretins don't understand is that women's health is an economic issue for them and their families. This all out assault on women and their health choices needs to stop now

it time to recall  or vote out marco rubio from office

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Sperm is very much alive.
- Am I committing a crime when I masturbate? 

 

 We Get It, GOP. You Hate Women. We Get It.


 Rubio would hide his discriminatory agenda behind his own brand of facts that would rob American women of their right to make their own medical decisions based on what’s best for themselves and not for the vanity and political pandering of Marco Rubio.  American women are face increasing legal obstacles to obtaining abortions. Some obstacles and laws so stringent they approach a ban on the procedure.  This is not about balancing the budget nor bringing down the debt. This is about Republicans forcing their antiquated quasi-religious agenda down the throats of American women. This is about trading good medicine for bad religion. You are not pro choice if you still believe in governing uterus's. This is supposed to be a free country and women are supposed to have reproductive rights.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

@CharlesKinbote 

 And now... in anticipation of your insight into the future






Marco Rubio, was paying thousands to Bovo's firm absentee voting 78,223 absentee votes, compared to 26,533 for Meek and 25,478 for Crist.

This is a real problem here and the disparity in registrations for democrats v. Repbus voters this year is astounding. Add the fraud you brought up in your post we should have FBI, DOJ investigating the results of  Rick Scott and  marco rubio”

Scott is not the only prominent GOP member in Florida with close ties to the absentee-ballot fraud machine. Consider Marco Rubio's famous U.S. Senate victory.

Helping Rubio cruise to a surprise win was a political consulting firm owned by Viviana Bovo, the wife of county Commissioner Esteban Bovo. She was paid $19,637 for "political strategy" and "consulting" by Rubio's campaign.

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