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Sam Brownback links [(Baptist Press) Pro-life bills introduced in Congress:][1] Brownback said he was concerned about the response to positive tests for conditions such as Down syndrome. "For some conditions that can be detected in the womb, we are aborting 80 percent or more of the babies who test positive," Brownback said in a written release March 16 after introducing the bill (mandating new abortion restrictions). "The effect of this sort of 'weeding out' is creating new eugenics, a form of systematic, disability based discrimination."[(The Progressive commentary) A Woman's Right Is in Peril:][2] Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, went even further. "The end of abortion on demand has started," he said to the tens of thousands of people who attended the rally. Interviewed by an anti-abortion group at the event, he also said, "This is a pro-life country." If Bush and Brownback and the anti-abortion movement have their way, it will be.[(Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel commentary) Yes, I'm a Zealot -- and Proud of It:][3] The Christian conservative movement, which is so strong in Kansas, cannot seem to grasp this point as they attempt to sneak the teaching of Creationism into the public schools under the guise of the "theory" of Intelligent Design as a legitimate alternative to Evolution, continue the suppression of gay rights with the impending vote (on April 5) on the amendment to the Kansas constitution to ban gay marriage, and propel men like US Senator Sam Brownback into office, who ardently supports the Constitution Restoration Act, a piece of legislation which would move us several steps closer to living in a theocracy. [(Globe and Mail) Annan allowed his son to benefit, probe finds:][4] UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan faces censure from investigators in the oil-for-food scandal, who will criticize him in a report to be released today for failing to prevent conflicts of interest in the massive humanitarian project, officials say. .S. critics, including members of Congress such as Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, have called for Mr. Annan's resignation over the affair, though the Bush administration has not taken up that call. How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][5] [1]: http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=20452 [2]: http://www.progressive.org/april05/com0405.html [3]: http://baltimorechronicle.com/032805Miller.shtml [4]: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050329/VOLCKER29/TPInternational/Africa [5]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


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