Jeanne Shaheen Votes Against Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (photo credit: Roger H. Goun via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

The New Hampshire Union Leader published a scathing editorial condemning Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for suddenly dropping her support for a bill to protect victims of human trafficking when the pro-abortion establishment of the Democratic party decided to use this bill to make a stand against Hyde Amendment language barring taxpayer financing of abortions:

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen shamed herself with a vote that no one in New Hampshire should ever forget. That day, to her eternal discredit, she voted against a bill to help sex trafficking victims – on the order of her biggest campaign donor.

. . . Among its bipartisan list of cosponsors are Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The bill would create a sex trafficking victim assistance fund, financed by revenue from criminal fines.

Just before the bill was to come up for a vote, the abortion lobby noticed that it contained a long-standing provision, “routinely included in spending bills,” as Politico reported, called the Hyde amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of elective abortions. The call went out: block the bill. . .

Shaheen is refusing to help these abuse victims until Republicans agree to make taxpayers finance abortions. What a loathsome, cowardly, cynical thing to do.

Readers of may note something important: this new aggressive Democrat push to kill language banning taxpayer-financed abortions is a direct result of what we have dubbed “The Truce Strategy”:  Democrats use their power in the mainstream media to “embarrass” Republicans into backing down and muting their position on social issues. Continue Reading