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Links today:Sam Brownback links [A new front in abortion battle:][1] "The next step in abortion opponents' efforts to scale back abortion rights was taken in Congress last week with the introduction of the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act," reports Knight-Ridder. "This is the number one issue with the prolife community," said Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, the sponsor of the legislation. "It's my hope that . . .once a woman would know her child is going to experience extraordinary pain in this dismemberment that she would say, 'I don't want do this to this child.'"[For Moderates, A Chance for Subtle Protest:][2] "There was the preening by the Republican Party's potential 2008 presidential candidates" at the State of the Union speech, reports The Washington Post. "A few of the would-be presidents -- (John) McCain, Chuck Hagel (Neb.), George Allen (Va.) and Sam Brownback (Kan.) -- sat in the back benches. Not so Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Tenn.) and Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), who because of their leadership positions were allowed to make two grand entrances."[Connecticut Lawmakers Want Same-Sex 'Marriage' Legalized:][3] "While individual states haggle over constitutional amendments protecting traditional marriage, many pro-family groups have expressed their concern over the apparent lack of enthusiastic White House support for a federal marriage amendmen," says The Conservative Voice. "According to Republican Sam Brownback of Kansas, the president is solidly behind the amendment effort. 'I am not concerned about the White House support. They support the amendment; they have backed it. They backed it during the campaign; they will back it now,' the senator says."Dennis Moore links [Democrats in Senate unite on privatization:][4] "Rep. Dennis Moore, Kansas Democrat, plans to introduce a bill that would ensure the Social Security Trust Fund money is not diverted for other uses," reports The Washington Times. "Mr. Moore said a 'true trust fund' is a much better answer than Mr. Bush's private accounts. Although he opposes Mr. Bush's plan, 'I think its probably better to come up with an alternative rather than just say no' to the president, he said."How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][5] [1]: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/02/03/a_new_front_in_abortion_battle/ [2]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59093-2005Feb2.html [3]: http://www.theconservativevoice.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2527 [4]: http://washingtontimes.com/national/20050201-113030-3550r.htm [5]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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