Friday, June 16, 2017

This Republican is “Committed” to Forcing You to Fund Planned Parenthood

At least one Republican is bucking the party’s pro-life stance by supporting taxpayer funding for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told her constituents that she is “committed” to forcing taxpayers to fund the abortion chain, according to a new Politico report. She and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, could get in the way of federal defunding efforts in the Senate, which is narrowly held by Republicans.

The U.S. House passed a bill in May to defund the abortion group of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars and repeal and replace Obamacare, but the U.S. Senate has not taken action on the legislation yet.

Efforts to defund the abortion chain gained support in 2015 after the Center for Medical Progress began releasing undercover videos showing top Planned Parenthood officials possibly illegally selling aborted babies’ body parts.

Most Senate Republicans said they want to defund Planned Parenthood, but Murkowski and Collins are exceptions. To pass, a bill would need at least 50 of the 52 votes from Senate Republicans, plus a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence, a pro-life Republican. . . . Read More

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