The US House is poised to vote on a bill to protect religious liberty and the conscience protections of those refusing to do abortions. It also would stop states from mandating that all employee health plans cover abortions.
Today five individuals who do not hold medical degrees handed down a decision giving a green light for the creation of more Gosnell Houses of Horror. The United States Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision threw out a portion of Texas abortion law that required the same health and safety standards as ambulatory surgical units and required doctors doing abortions have visiting privileges in a nearby hospital.
House leadership seems afraid to present HB 1948 for a final vote. A rally to “encourage” them to do what’s right is planned in the Main Rotunda of the Capitol Building for Tuesday, June 7th from 11:00 a.m. till noon. HB 1948 would extend Pennsylvania’s ban on abortions from six month to five months gestation and would ban the gruesome practice of dismemberment abortions.
President Obama vetoed the reconciliation bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood for one year and repealed major portions of Obamacare. The House will be voting to attempt to override Obama’s veto.
Planned Parenthood in PA receives $9 million in state taxpayer dollars each year. In addition this is matched by a 3-1 federal matching grant! In mid-November draft language of the Fiscal Code in both the State House and State Senate contained Priorities language which would have restricted the flow of state tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. Governor Wolf said it was a “non-starter” and the language was stripped from both versions. On January 12, the State House passed the Fiscal Code without Priorities language. It now sits in the Senate Rules Committee.
As conscientious parents, the Ferrises wanted to know what treatments their daughter was receiving. But when the Ferrises continued to question whether certain treatments were actually necessary for their daughter, the hospital called social services.
The social services investigator refused to tell Jodi the allegations of the investigation but insisted that she sign a safety plan. When Jodi asked to wait until her husband returned from checking on the rest of their children before signing, the social worker called the police. Without a court order, the Ferrises’ daughter was taken into emergency custody, and the police and hospital security escorted the Ferrises out of the hospital. The next day a judge returned the newborn to her parents.
The US House will be voting on a Senate-passed bill that will repeal major portions of Obamacare as well as defund Planned Parenthood. This bill is stronger than the bill the House passed in the fall.
Americans are tired of funding Planned Parenthood and having to pay for health insurance policies that cover abortion and contraception. The Senate has an opportunity to end it.
Ninety-one Republicans joined all the Democrats in the House to pass a bill to fund the US government and Planned Parenthood until December 11th. How’d PA Congressmen do?
That measure would die in the Senate, which in the meantime would send the House a “clean CR.” The plan, as Cole understands it, would have the House pass that “clean” stopgap close to the government shutdown deadline.
So . . . is there a real effort to defund Planned Parenthood for one year as an investigation into the role the abortion provider has played in the sale of body parts from aborted babies or is this all just a game being played so our Reps and Senators can say, “Well, we tried to defund Planned Parenthood, but . . . . Oh, and make sure you vote for us because we tried. ”