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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Here we go again

Posted By on Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 4:48 AM

Stephens Media has a variety of legislative advance stories today, including a roundup of the ever-popular social issues. Abortion is back, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court (thank you Mark Pryor for your damaging work in this area.)

But I had to utter a mordant chuckle at this quote from Jerry Cox, of the adoption-limiting Act 1 lobby. Whodda thunk someone would think adoption is harder in Ark.? He'll be busy, too, protecting hate and holding down women.

Some Arkansans who wish to adopt find it easier to do so overseas than at home, Cox said.

“There must be something wrong with our system here if we’ve got willing parents and kids that need a home but somehow we can’t make it happen,” he said.

Cox said the Family Council likely will spend the majority of its time during the session on “the defensive side of things” — opposing any efforts to pass hate crime legislation, broadly structure a voter-approved state lottery, which the group opposed, or ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment.

 

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