Profiles in cowardice: Arkansas “Pro-Life” Democrats.

Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report explains to us why the concept of “pro-life” Democrats is almost entirely a sick joke: Here’s what it seems happened.

When the bill limiting abortions to the first 20 weeks hit the Arkansas legislature last week, pro-life Republicans and pro-life Democrats joined together to vote for it. Nice, right? But it seems now that the only reason the pro-life Dems voted for it was because they knew that the “pro-life” Democratic Governor Mike Beebe was going to veto it.

Because what happened now was that moments after the veto was announced the pro-life Republicans sought to mount a vote to override the veto. You might remember that last week the bill got 80 votes. But yesterday when the vote hit the House floor, all but two of the “pro-life” Dems walked out so they didn’t have to cast a vote. That’s right.

They left empty chairs in their place.

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Mildly Refreshing: Democrats for Life Vote “NO” On Obama Endorsement

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2012, ( – An organization dedicated to promoting the pro-life cause from within the Democratic ranks says it will not endorse Barack Obama for re-election as president of the United States in 2012.

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Editor’s note: I doubt the lack of a dozen or so pro-life democrat votes is going to change the election results. There are plenty of dead people in Chicago who are more than willing to step up and take their place.  Makes you wonder why these guys even bother being democrats.