Below is the response I received from "my" congressperson regarding an email I sent to him about HR 3 and the "forcible rape" language. Note, he makes NO reference to rape in his response, but proceeds to talk to me as if I am stupid and don't know what the bill is "actually" for. I will be so happy when I move out of his district! I really want to respond to this BS, and ask him whether he really understood what my issue was and what the repercussions of this bill with the "forcible rape" language could be. I don't know which is making me more angry that he has no clue or that he is talking down to me as if I was a stupid child in this letter. Damn straight, everyone is going to see this! Daniel Webster is anti-woman!! Rape under coercion, statuatory rape, rape while drugged, and date rape, it seems, is not rape to Daniel Webster since he did NOT even acknowledge the problem with the language of the bill.
February 11, 2011
Thank you for sharing your opinion regarding the sanctity of life and specifically your thoughts about H.R. 3.
The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, H.R. 3, was introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ-7), on January 20, 2011. The purpose of this bill is to ensure that American tax revenues are not used to provide abortion services. This legislation has been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on Ways and Means for further consideration.
The right to life is one of three unalienable rights, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which are promised to all individuals in the Declaration of Independence. I believe these rights extend to unborn children as well, and that the right to life is our first given right. I firmly believe and stated last fall, that I would oppose any use of tax dollars to promote or perform abortions or to support organizations that promote or perform abortions. While we may disagree on this very personal issue, I am sure that there are many other issues on which we will agree.
Again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I am honored to serve the people of Florida's 8th Congressional District as your representative in the United States Congress.
Member of Congress