Today the House of Representatives actually voted to repeal major portions of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood! Unfortunately, half of the Pennsylvania delegation voted against it! All the Democrats, no surprise here, and Republicans Ryan Costello, Charlie Dent, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Pat Meehan voted ‘nay’ on the bill!!
Today is the National Day of Prayer and President Trump took advantage of the day to sign an executive order protecting religious liberty. The executive order focused on the Johnston Amendment in an effort to weaken its strangle hold on churches and other religious organizations.
The supporters of this bill say they will take the fight to defund Planned Parenthood and build the wall to the battle over the 2018 budget. Sound familiar?
Will they or won’t they – that is the question. Will the GOP include funding for Planned Parenthood in this upcoming continuing resolution? Democrats want it there, but will the GOP stand up to them? Perhaps they need a reminder that they are in the majority!
Yesterday the State Senate Finance Committee advanced SB 300 which would prioritize spending to make public health entities the top priority for taxpayer funding and placing Planned Parenthood at the end of the list. Those who oppose this life-saving bill call it “an attack on women and family health.” Thank those committee members who voted for it and ask your State Senator to support it!
As President Obama was preparing to leave the White House, he made many rule changes in various areas that impact Americans. One of those was the rule that prohibited states from defunding Planned Parenthood of Title X funding. A joint effort is in the works to overturn this rule and an important vote is upcoming in the US House.
Senator Michelle Brooks has reintroduced the Pain Capable Dismemberment Abortion Ban and it has already advanced out of the Judiciary Committee! This bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the age at which research has proven babies in utero feel pain. Governor Wolf has threaten to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
The US House has passed HR 7, which makes the Hyde Amendment permanent, it now goes to the Senate for a final vote. All but three Democrats voted to continue killing babies using taxpayer dollars.
A bill has just passed in the US Senate that would begin the process of repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood. This is the first step to untangle the tentacles that Obamacare has throughout our healthcare system. Planned Parenthood has said they will go down fighting — which is fine, as long as they go down!
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.