The makers claim it shows Planned Parenthood employees negotiating the sale of fetal tissue for profit, which is illegal.
President Barack Obama was set to sign the legislation into law later Wednesday.
The director of South Carolina’s Medicaid agency says the government health care program paid for 222 abortions over the past five fiscal years, but none of those were provided by Planned Parenthood.
It’s a struggle that could define political power, on a key social issue that both parties have long used to motivate their most committed voters, for years to come.
Worse, Republicans once again tried to use the urgency of keeping the government open as an excuse to attack women’s healthcare by trying to defund Planned Parenthood. “I believe we have one more opportunity to take a stand in that fight in this government funding bill”. “We need to recognize this fight for what it is – it’s about banning a woman’s right to choose”.
Approximately 100 activists swarmed the corner of Chapel and College streets Tuesday, gathering in support of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive and maternal health services. “It’s a political organization”. He also called the organization’s fetal tissue work “barbaric”.
Harp echoed Tabar and Blumenthal, asserting that defunding Planned Parenthood would eliminate primary care for many young women.
The graph made it appear that abortions provided by Planned Parenthood grew to a much greater number from 2008 to 2013 than the number of cancer screenings and breast exam referrals made by Planned Parenthood. “They have the money that they put into elections, into electing Democratic candidates”. “We take the position that we trust women to make decisions about their pregnancies”.
Planned Parenthood staff watched the interaction closely from a few yards away, and one employee walked over to check on the situation when it became apparent that the girl looked uncomfortable.
Yesterday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards testified in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in response to the release of the controversial Planned Parenthood videos.
Daines believes federal funding for Planned Parenthood should be redirected to other clinics that provide family-planning services like birth control and testing for sexually transmitted diseases, said spokeswoman Alee Lockman. Many believe they show Planned Parenthood breaking the law by selling the body parts of aborted fetuses. Democrats say the plan will be undoubtedly vetoed by President Obama.
Eight of the 20 Republicans who opposed the bill are up for re-election in states carried by Mitt Romney in 2012. But a few Democrats – who fear Boehner’s replacement will cower to demands from the right not to cut a deal – said they hope Boehner will wrap up all the remaining issues before retiring.
Planned Parenthood gets approximately $450 million from the federal government, which can not be used for abortions except in certain cases, according to NBC News. Numerous conservative GOP lawmakers who helped bring Boehner down want to preserve stringent “caps” on the spending bills Congress passes every year.