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. ”
The US Senate is poised to vote on HR 36 – the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The primary sponsor of the bill is Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ). It passed in the house on May 13 by a vote of 242-184.
Planned Parenthood receives half a billion dollars — 41% of its annual budget — from our federal tax dollars. Ten videos have helped expose its participation in the sale of body parts from aborted babies.
On Friday the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) reported they had found no evidence that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in PA were involved in buying or selling fetal tissue – a euphemism for aborted babies’ hearts, brains, kidneys, livers, intact bodies, etc . The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-life group, notes that this same department, along with the Department of State, repeatedly chose to do nothing despite being faced with evidence of wrongdoing at the Gosnell abortion clinic in Philadelphia.
The Center for Medical Progress has now released seven undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts. The mainstream media has tried very hard to ignore this story, but it hasn’t gone away. How much coverage did your local newspaper give to this story? Perhaps a letter to the editor would help expose the story!
Media coverage seems to indicate Governor Wolf and the Republican Majority are getting closer to a budget deal. However, will that deal include funding for Planned Parenthood? In light of the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, the Governor has called for an investigation into Planned Parenthood.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a late Monday vote on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The last time such a vote was taken only 42 votes could be garnered. S 1881 was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa and quickly had 32 co-sponsors. It will require 60 votes to cut off debate and then a simple majority to pass the bill. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. is one of four Democrats who have not committed one way or the other on the bill.
In 2014 Planned Parenthood PAC endorsed Tom Wolf for PA Governor, donated $1 million, went door to door and make phone calls for his campaign. In February 2015 Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, noted newly elected Governor Tom Wolf was “the first governor in the history of the country who was also a former Planned Parenthood clinic escort.”