Republican leaders drove a bill blocking Planned Parenthood’s federal funds through the House on Friday, hoping to contain conservatives’ demands for a politically risky showdown with President Barack Obama by striking a quick blow against abortion.
NPR reported in today’s debate on the defunding bill, a co-sponsor, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., said:
“Taxpayers should not be forced to financially support organizations whose behavior is at best unethical and possibly illegal. When it comes to defunding Planned Parenthood, the issue should not be partisan. This is about protecting the rights of taxpayers — but more importantly, protecting the basic right of human life. I will continue to give a voice to our most fragile Americans who cannot speak for themselves.”
Just to be accurate, Planned Parenthood gets $528 million a year from the government, not $450. The mistake the Democrats make over and over is linking this to wanting to defund women’s health.
The nearly party-line 241-187 vote followed a no-holds-barred debate that included a graphic, poster-sized photo of a scarred, aborted fetus and underscored how abortion has resurfaced as a white-hot political issue.
Here’s a novel concept, look up what Planned Parenthood spends their money on. They spend at least 76% on STD/STI testing and prevention and contraceptives. If Liberals actually held people accountable for what the say and do (I’m referring to the videos) and then explained to the average American what Planned Parenthood actually does, than most moderates and all Liberals would overwhelmingly support them.
By framing this as a “women’s health” issue is false. Especially if they are telling the truth that only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s budget goes to performing abortions.
People who support Planed Parenthood are on the wrong side of the history of humanity. They might as well as be radical Islamic terrorists who kill the innocent.