McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill would take 5 million from Planned Parenthood as a “one-year moratorium” that would “allow us to press the pause button” while Congressional investigations into the alleged illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue continues. One reason for the timing is that Republicans hope the Pontiff will notice how fastidious Republicans are on abortion and contraception.
On Tuesday, Senate Democrats blocked a Republican measure to prohibit most late-term abortions. The tally was mostly on party lines, with two Democrats crossing over to cut Planned Parenthood funding and three Republicans opposing the bill.
The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine says Planned Parenthood’s contraception services may be “the single greatest effort to prevent the unwanted pregnancies that result in abortions”.
A functional, operational government is in jeopardy right now because Republicans, led by a conservative faction in the House, are pushing their leaders to link federal spending with a push to defund Planned Parenthood. Ted Cruz of Texas, said Tuesday. In a 15-minute rant on the Senate floor, also broadcast on her Twitter account, Ayotte said the tactic only brings the government closer to the brink of shutdown.
And while I am OK with honest belief tempered by respect, what I’m not OK with is using misinformation, scare tactics and political pandering to keep women and men from seeking legal, needed services.
Last week, the House of Representatives voted on a bill that eliminates funding for Planned Parenthood for one year.
Cruz nevertheless indicated that McConnell’s plan wouldn’t suffice, saying that a continuing resolution should eliminate all of the group’s public funding and also force the White House to reveal the full details of the nuclear agreement reached with Iran.
“We saw the movie in 2013, and I don’t think we should relive that movie”, Ayotte said.
In Oregon, Democrats control the Legislature and largely can do as they wish.
Another Republican Senator, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee agreed with Ayotte.
“I know Democrats have relied on Planned Parenthood as a political ally, but they must be moved by the horrifying images we’ve seen. That’s what we’ll be doing”. These are essential services that provide women with the tools they need, such as access to contraceptives and information on sexual assault, to stay healthy and to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. On October . 1. If no action is taken, funding will run out for “non-essential” agencies and personnel. Every time it has happened, they end up re-opening the government with no concessions. This does not bother the so-called Liberty Caucus in Congress, however.
But as Donald Trump has demonstrated with cunning bravado, presidential candidates can say anything these days regardless of the truth and get away with it. “It’s more than what the Republicans are doing”, Reid told the small group of attendees.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards will answer questions at a hearing next Tuesday, marking the first time the organization has testified to Congress since the first videos were released in July.