Despite a wide margin in favor of passing the Child Custody Protection Act in the U.S. Senate, the Senate Democratic leadership immediately erected a procedural roadblock in an attempt to kill the bill.
The Senate earlier rejected all weakening amendments to the Child Custody Protection Act and voted 65-34 to approve this much needed measure. Immediately following the vote to pass the bill, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) made a routine move to allow appointment of a conference committee to work out differences with a bill already passed by the House.
There was objection to this routine move on behalf of pro-aborts in the Senate led by the assistant Democratic leader, Senator. Dick Durbin (IL).
Fourteen Democratic senators voted to pass the bill, including Hawaii