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Friday, March 14, 2008

Schmidt introduces "Juno" bill

Young or unmarried women who give their babies up for adoption – like Juno in the hit movie by that name – could get special assistance after their birth under a new bill from Rep. Jean Schmidt.

The Miami Township Republican and Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., introduced a bill today that would authorize the authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to provide $30 million in grants to enhance counseling and other support services for birthparents after they have placed a child with an adoptive family.

The grants also could be used to train hospital staff about how to interact with birthparents and adoptive families or to operate a national hotline.

“Placing a child for adoption is a positive and loving choice for the birthparent, child and adoptive family,” Schmidt said in a news release. “This legislation will help ensure more birthparents have the support they need – if they require it – to positively move forward with their lives.”

The bill would requires HHS to report back to Congress on all of the services available to birthparents and how services for birthparents might be improved.


35 Comments:

at 3:59 PM, March 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a positive step forward in protecting human life in the womb and providing for the babies, the birthparent(s) and the adoptive parents. Thanks, Jean, for putting your pro-life commitment into action on behalf of families.

 
at 5:19 PM, March 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Jean's days in Congress are numbered. It's good to see her putting them to good use.

 
at 5:37 PM, March 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schmidt will defeat Wulsin.

 
at 6:38 PM, March 14, 2008 Blogger jacktheclipper said...

After all these years, Jean has finally stopped running her mouth and is doing something positive.

Oh wait, its an election year. Never mind.

 
at 7:14 PM, March 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good move, Jean, and we expect you to continue to represent us after November. Best wishes.

 
at 8:08 PM, March 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

Gosh, we really hate to say this:

GREAT WORK JEAN !

It is about time you started following the Dem's lead !

Now, get rid of the social security penalty for foster parents whom loose an orphans benefits if they adopt. This leads to non-adoption for economics and makes a child feel unwanted !

Pathetic, One Good Deed, 'flip-flopper'

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE WULSIN 2008 !

 
at 8:09 PM, March 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:19, don't count on it. If Jean were to be defeated by that pro-abortion liberal Wulsin, there would be no putting of days "to good use" in protecting the lives of innocent babies in the womb. Those babies would be sacrificed on the altar of inhuman liberal expediency at the hand of "doctor" Wulsin, a woman who has forgotten her Hippocratic Oath.

 
at 12:42 AM, March 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god, Jean Schmidt is doing something that I think is positive.

 
at 8:03 AM, March 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way that the Democrats will ever defeat Jean Schmidt is to find a Democrat who is both a Catholic and familiar with the Appalachian part of the 2nd District. Jean Schmidt has the Catholic vote wrapped up in Hamilton and Clermont Counties.

The Democrat has to be the kind of guy who goes down to the river with his teenage son on a Saturday and shoots a 357 magnum for target practice.

He has to be somebody who can work like there is no tomorrow because he will have to run for Congress against politicians, millionaires and lawyers from Cincinnati. He has to be somebody who laughs at most millionaire politicians because they are so out of touch with everyday people lives that it's a sad but sorry joke.

We can keep pretending all that we want but if we are ever going to actually win the 2nd district, we have to find a Democratic candidate who FITS the district. Otherwise, the Enquirer will be writing Jean Schmidt stories for the next 20 years.

Have the Democrats ever been able to find such a candidate?

 
at 9:54 AM, March 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

iblevibleibleTo all you wingnuts out there stil popping champagne corks over Eliot Spitzer, consider this:

Spitzer was born into privilege

Spitzer's Daddy helped hm get jobs and financed his first campaign for office when he was 35 years old

Spitzer used governmenr employees to gather dirt on his enemies

Spitzer moralized against prostitution while using them himself

Spitzer showed cont eibleempt

 
at 10:23 AM, March 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this really called the "Juno bill", or is that just your clever name for it?

Sounds like an entitlement program from a tax and spend liberal.

 
at 10:24 AM, March 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the Repugs out there still popping champagne corks over Spitzer, consider this:

Spitzer was born into priviledge

Spitzer's daddy financed his first run for office at age 35

Spitzer moralized against prostitution while using them for his own sexual gratification

Spitzer crusaded against financial crimes while commiting those same crimes himself.

Spitzer, by all accounts, thought he was morally superior to those around him.

Spitzer sure sounds like every other Repug.

He would certainly fit in to the Gang Of Perverts but NY, like so many other places, went solid Democratic after the Repugs ran the place into the ground. Nelson Rockefeller, John Lindsay, your typical Repug sons of priviledge who can't do anything right except loot the public treasury for themselves and their cronies, for all you history-deprived, non-book-reading right-wingers.

 
at 2:40 PM, March 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I have an idea! Let's actually work to stop unwanted pregnancies before they occur! The problem with this facetious movie was that it acted like giving up a kid for adoption was all cutesy and that they always find a nice home.

I needn't go into that in light of the Feisel case and in light of the fact that giving up a kid is still painful.

 
at 2:00 AM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A "Juno" bill? You've got to be kidding me!

Now if only this crap legislation were as fictional as the character it's named for.

 
at 9:04 AM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOme interesting words on the Democratic primary presedntial race from US Representative, Jason Altmire:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23638095

Jason Altmire is the Catholic Democrat who came out of nowhere and defeated a former Republican State Senator turn Republican US House Representative in a Republican suburban Pittsburgh Congressional District. That same Republican district went Republican in every election for decades before an incumbent Republican was defeated by a Democrat. I wonder if Jason Altmire shoots a 357 magnum down by the river with his kid on Saturdays?

Dear Democratic Party of Hamilton County ---- It is Possible... Yes We Can!

 
at 11:33 AM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO YOU CAN'T

 
at 12:21 PM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 9:04, way to spin. Melissa Hart held the office for three terms. She defeated Ron Klink in 2000. Klink was a Democrat who also succeded a Democrat eho retired after decades of sevice. MSNBC is nothingmore than a Dem mouthpiece and no longer conducts fact-checking. The Almanac of American Politics is a great resource and a free copy is sent to nearly every reporter in DC.

 
at 5:54 PM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Klink was a newscaster from Southwestern Pennsylvania who won his first election with the highest percentage of votes anywhere in America. Ron Klink was NOT defeated by the Republican. He voluntarily left his seat to run for the US Senate against Rick Santorum. Ron Klink lost the US Senate seat and it stayed with the Prpublicans.

Here's a tidbit that you might find interesting... That first year when Ron Klink won his Democratic seat in the US House of Representatives... I was the person who told him exactly what to say.

Dear Democratic Party of Hamilton County. It is possible.

YES WE CAN win the Ohio second district!

 
at 7:49 PM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way... Ron Klink took nearly 86% EIGHTY SIX PERCENT of the vote in the general election his first time through...

Dear Hamilton County Democrats... We can win the 2nd district... YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!

 
at 9:35 PM, March 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Here's a tidbit that you might find interesting... That first year when Ron Klink won his Democratic seat in the US House of Representatives... I was the person who told him exactly what to say."

..and now you're spending your days posting on the enquirer blog. my my my how fast the 'mighty' have fallen...

 
at 12:46 AM, March 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for winning the Second District, no - you can't, libs.

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt will crush Wacky Wulsin by 15+ points.

 
at 10:10 AM, March 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
"... Anonymous said...As for winning the Second District, no - you can't, libs. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt will crush Wacky Wulsin by 15+ points. 12:46 AM, March 17, 2008"

Typical wRong wingnut whacko, use-less ****ing idiot of the NAZI party (tnp) spewing the elephant dung propaganda !

Since you received that 'schmidty' appointment to that Piketon nuke waste dump your thought process is fried !

Better 'cut and run' as your PATHETIC ideology is glowing and exposed for all to see !

PATHETIC 'flip-floppers' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE WULSIN 2008 !

 
at 7:11 PM, March 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sick of rerading the HAD ENOUGH bold posting lunatic's jumbled jargon that it's no wonder that so many people in Hamilton, Warren and Clermont County identify themselves as Republicans.

He is the cause of it.

I want everybody in the world to know that this nutcase has supported Victoria Wulsin 100% of the time for years. He has attacked Republicans. He has attacked Democrats. He has even attacked Vic Wulsin's Democratic primary opposition candidates. And NEVER once has Vic Wulsin said one word about this person.

This psychobabble fruitcake has attacked so many people and yet so openly defends Wulsin that she might end up with about 5% of the vote. I feel like sharing this person's words with about 500 Democrats that I know who live in the 2nd District.

Am I the only person tired of reading his horsepuckey elephant dung ramblings?

This nutcase needs to go? An why does Vic Wulsin never put a stop to this? We have control over our children.

 
at 10:29 PM, March 17, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:11 >> to add to your point >> the UC sports blog got so bad with _utthead bloggers, Bill Koch finally just came out & said, "sorry, but no more from you _uttheads". And he's been applauded.


I think we'd all be for some moderation here.

 
at 1:25 AM, March 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:11 PM -

Thanks for making the post of the year!

 
at 11:31 AM, March 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"...it's no wonder that so many people in Hamilton, Warren and Clermont County identify themselves as Republicans...."

Typical wRong wingnut whacko spewing the elephant dung propaganda !

Now for the facts:

There are now aprox: 150,000 registered Democrats compared to aprox. 85,000 wRong wingnut whackos in Hamilton County !

There where more Democratic voters in the Clermont county primary !

It doesn't surprise us that you would like to suppress the truth regarding your G-rand O-ld P-edophile party !

PATHETIC 'family values'

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE WULSIN 2008 !

 
at 9:00 PM, March 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:11 PM

You sure had a lot to say about nothing. It sounds like you are a little concerned with the support Vic is receiving. Also, may I offer some advice, you really should not drink and post, it makes you sound a little crazy.

 
at 10:17 PM, March 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe me. The last thing that anybody in their right mind has to ever be concerned about is the amount of support that Vic Wulsin is receiving. She doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning in November.

As for drinking liberally, you will be drowning your Vic Wulsin sorrows in November.

As for the number of registered voters you have been quoted, you just gave the Republicans every tool they will need to gerrymander Hamilton County out of the second district and still have a Republican district she can win. You also gave the Republicans the ammunition they will need to drag Hamilton County into three parts and have three mostly Republican Districts that they can win.

When are you ever going to learn?

Final comment of the night, just like I said, where is Vic Wulsin in the middle of all this? Why doesn't she stand up for the people who are attacked by this bold posting psycho that litters this blog? You and I keep our children under control.

 
at 10:19 PM, March 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't she do the same with hers? Because they are all good liberals like their mother. It's really scary to see who has been winning the primary election in the Ohio 2nd district these past few years.

Good luck Vic Wulsin. Maybe Parker can give you some of his magic beans.

 
at 10:31 PM, March 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing about the bold man's numbers. They do not reflect the registered voters in the second district, just Hamilton County as a whole. When the Republican legislature splits Hamilton County into four pieces and creates four Republican seats, I hope thaey slice right through Indian Hill when they do it. But please keep Steve Black and Victoria Wulsin in the same district. I want to watch the show. Let's leave Jean Schmidt to a newcomer.

 
at 1:30 PM, March 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
"...Anonymous said...anybody in their right mind has to...be concerned about...he amount of support that Vic Wulsin is receiving. ... She...have a...hell of winning in November. As for drinking liberally,...will be drowning...sorrows in November. As for the number of registered voters you..quoted, you just gave the Republicans every...need to...out of the second district...
When...ever going to learn? ...just like I said...Vic Wulsin...stand up for the people...and...our children...10:17 PM, March 18, 2008"

Typical wRong wingnut whacko spewing the elephant dung propaganda with their panties all in a twist !

This wRong wingnut whacko is so bound with (tnp) rhetoric that the only thing that is going to help shim is a 'colon-rink-a-dink' an elephant dew cleanser !

Talk about 'cut and run' !

Oh, those sweet jeans athetic supporters !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE WULSIN 2008 !

 
at 3:14 PM, March 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD ENOUGH democRAT WACKJOBS LIKE WACKY WULSIN?

RE-ELECT CONGRESSWOMAN JEAN SCHMIDT!

 
at 4:41 PM, March 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
" Anonymous said...WACKJOBS LIKE...JEAN SCHMIDT! 3:14 PM, March 19, 2008"

Now, now sweet jeans !

No need to foot-tap around that schmidt'y elephant dung !

Come on out of that log-cabin !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE WULSIN 2008 !

 
at 11:23 PM, March 19, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD ENOUGH democRAT WACKJOBS LIKE WACKY WULSIN?

RE-ELECT CONGRESSWOMAN JEAN SCHMIDT!

 
at 3:31 PM, March 22, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:11, 3/17, the blithering bozo in bold is a homosexual male who is filled with self-hatred and rage. The more you comment on his worse than useless drivel, the more he produces. I learned to ignore his scatological screaming some time ago. He doesn't like to be ignored, so I ignore him. You should, too. The blogmaster seems to have no interest in maintaining reasonable standards on this blog.

 
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