Monday, August 3, 2015

Democrats Defeat Senate Effort to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After It Sells Aborted Babies

Senate Democrats today defeated an effort to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by filibustering the bill and preventing a vote on it. Republicans were unable to secure the 60 voted needed to invoke cloture and stop debate on the bill, allowing an up or down vote.

Extract (links not included):
. . . The Senate voted 53-46 on the cloture motion — failing to get the 60 votes needed to stop the Democratic filibuster against the de-funding measure. had the cloture vote been approved and the bill passed, and should the House pass its own bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, President Barack Obama said he would veto the measure.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine voted to allow a vote on de-funding Planned Parenthood but indicated she would vote no on the de-funding bill itself. Pro-abortion Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted for cloture as well along with Democrats Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Republican Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois was the only Republican to vote against the de-funding effort while pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham, who supports de-funding Planned Parenthood, missed the vote to campaign for president.

With the Senate voting against de-funding, attention now turns to attempts to de-fund Planned Parenthood via the budget process. Already, 18 House Republicans have said they will not allow passage of any essential bills to fund the federal government if such bills do not include language de-funding Planned Parenthood.

Attention will also now turn to Congressional and state efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies and state-level efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood further.

. . . A total of 12 states have already launched an investigation including South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana and members of Congress have launched an investigation as well.  Read More @

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Cindala Krueg said...

This is the worst news ever!

Donnie Capps said...

What did you think was going to happen. Do you even know what country your in.?

Chris Tina O'Carra said...

State sponsored murder.. its just sick

David Ortiz said...

I'm getting sick of this.