Saturday, May 19, 2007

Did You Know - The Pill Debate

Just another example of Republicans placing big business and corporate profit over the sanctity of human life. Amazing that the "sanctity of life" issue is important to the Republicans when it comes to a fetus, but not with a poor senior citizen who must choose between drugs and food. Must be there's not enough profit in abortions for them to want to legalize the process.

From the Chicago Tribune...

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday effectively killed a measure that would have let Americans buy prescription medicines from foreign suppliers, which sponsors said could have saved consumers billions of dollars.

By a 49-40 vote, senators approved a provision requiring the government to certify that imports are safe -- a step the Bush administration is unlikely to take. The amendment, offered by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), was seen as a major victory for the pharmaceutical industry.

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