Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dems Vote for Abstinence-Only Funds

So glad we have a supposedly filibuster-proof, 60-vote majority: The Senate Finance Committee has voted to restore abstinence-only funds, though the President opposes this and though every study has shown this is both bad public health policy -- adversely affecting young people's lives -- and a waste of money. The two Dems who made it happen, by the way, are among those who voted against the public option today: Arkansas's Blanche Lincoln and North Dakota's Kent Conrad:

Two Democrats — Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas — joined all 10 committee Republicans in voting "yes" on the measure by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.

These people are literally allowing young gay men and others to become infected with HIV, and allowing young women to get pregnant. Latest poll shows Lincoln is doing badly up against Republican challengers for re-election in 2010. I say, let her lose! Why are we even putting hope in these people if they will vote against us anyway? Let's replace them.