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NPT Capitol Round Up

nptlogo2Check out NPT’s new weekly feature, Capitol Round-up. This week, The feds fund, Dutton disses, Pollsters provoke and Berman’s bi-lingual, while everyone has something to say when it comes to Mexico. Here’s a sneak peak:

— Scene of the week: the live sonogram at the capitol: During a press conference in support of SB 182, which would require any woman seeking an abortion, to first have the opportunity to hear the heartbeat and see an ultrasound image of the fetus, organizers included a pregnant women undergoing a live sonogram, which was projected on a pull down screen adjacent to the speakers. [link]

— Busy week for:
Gov. Perry. He was in Washington on Monday meeting with the President. He flew back to Austin in order to speak at a pro-life rally at the capitol on Tuesday, got on a plane and was speaking in El Paso by mid-afternoon, and was back in Austin to speak at two different events on Wednesday.

— Weird moment:
Leo Berman. The Tyler state rep, when asked if there should be an amnesty for illegal immigrants in Texas, repeatedly punctured his response with the word “why” and even switched it up asking “por que.” Listen below.

— Question of the week: Will Dunnam’s Select Committee tour come to El Paso?

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 28, 2009 at 9:55 am

NPT Capitol: Berman on illegal immigration and abortion

Yesterday, state Reps Leo Berman, R-Tyler and Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas debated about immigration at an event put on by the Texas Employers for Immigration Reform. Angry words were exchanged, including Berman telling a Dallas Lawyer of Chinese American descent to “go home.” [link]

Berman also suggested, as quoted in the El Paso Times, that if $50 million fetuses had not been aborted since 1973, America would have no need for illegal Mexican labor.

While these sentiments are obviously unacceptable for any elected official, let’s pretend for a few moments that the logic is sound: If so, surely Berman is on the wrong track. Instead of less abortions in America, he should support more abortions in Mexico. That way, there wont be a labor surplus. In fact Berman could support gay marriage legislation in Mexico as well – that might also bring down the birth rate.

I’ll suggest this to Berman when I next bump into him at the Capitol. Though being English, I might get told to “go home” as well.

Ben Wright

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 19, 2009 at 10:56 am

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