Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) filed an amendment to pending cybersecurity legislation that would outlaw some abortions in the District of Columbia.
The measure matched a bill from Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) that the House considered Tuesday. Both efforts would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in D.C. except when the mother's life is threatened, and imprison or fine doctors who disobey.
Lee's amendment comes as senators wrap up work on a cybersecurity bill authored by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).
Lieberman asked his colleagues Tuesday afternoon not to file any more non-germane amendment to his bill.
The statement came after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed submitting an amendment to repeal healthcare reform, and after Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) filed an amendment to limit the purchase of high-capacity gun magazines.
See, this is all Frank Lauterberg's fault. I guess the GOP ran out of time doing nothing before they could introduce their amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would force every Democrat in office to resign effective immediately, herd all homosexuals into tastefully decorated internment camps, and roll back voting privileges to only land-owning white men.