On Friday the House of Representatives voted to temporarily defund Planned Parenthood for the next year in an effort to give Congress the time it needs to investigate the claims of illegal activity taking place at clinics across the country. The GOP led bill passed by a wide margin (and along mostly partisan lines) of 248 – 177, with 3 Republicans voting against defunding and 2 Democrats voting for defunding.
(The three disgusting Republican turncoats are Charlie Dent (R-PA), Robert Dold (R-IL) and Richard Hanna (R-NY). Meanwhile the Democrats who voted to defund and should be praised are Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Collin Peterson (D-MN).)
Tennessee representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said that defunding Planned Parenthood is just good, common sense. “Most people think that this is common sense. If there is reason to investigate, then there is reason to withhold taxpayer dollars during that period of time. There is bipartisan opposition from men and women to this practice.” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) agreed saying “When you saw the president come out yesterday and say he would veto this bill, how extreme can someone be? This should be a place where we can all come together.”
Of course Democrats disagree, saying that no wrongdoing has been proven and that the GOP is on some kind of anti-abortion witch-hunt. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-CA) went as far as to say “Planned Parenthood does not sell any body parts for profit. That is a fact.”
Apparently Rep. Schakowsky hasn’t watched any of the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood. On multiple occasions various different executives from Planned Parenthood and other biomedical firms have admitted that PP makes a lucrative profit from the sale of baby body parts.
(Don’t believe me? Just click here and you will see the truth in all of its gory detail. You’ll even hear PP’s representatives admitting what they do indeed profit from the sale of baby body parts. The Democrat attempt to cover up the heinous crimes of Planned Parenthood is just disgusting.)
Other Democrats argued that Planned Parenthood’s services were integral to women’s healthcare… but as we’ve reported before, that’s just not true. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reminded their colleagues that Planned Parenthood’s central work is now and has always been – abortion.
“So if we know that this organization performs hundreds of thousands of abortions per year and we know that women have access to other sources for care, the question is, should we force taxpayers to fund a business that spends its money aborting 327,653 children per year? Should we force taxpayers to fund an organization whose barbaric practices, as vividly shown in those videos, disregard and devalue the sanctity of the most innocent human lives?” McCarthy said, before adding, “There is no reason—absolutely no reason—that we must choose between funding women’s health and compelling taxpayers to support abortion.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called out the Democrats for lying about Planned Parenthood’s services saying that “In the history of Planned Parenthood, they have never, ever, ever done one mammogram, because they are not certified to do mammograms. They bring people in and refer them out to get their mammograms. So, for those of us –like in my case, three daughters and a wife of 37 years –look, I want good women’s healthcare. So, let’s fund it. But, let’s give it directly to the facilities that will do the mammograms and not Planned Parenthood – for them to take their cut.”
McCarthy and Gohmert are right – check out the map that proves the Democrats are lying about access to care.
Call your Senators now and demand that they force Mitch McConnell to act on this bill and Defund Planned Parenthood. Whether or not President Obama vetoes the bill, at least the GOP Congress will have done everything they could to do the right thing. Let Obama veto the bill and prove his lawlessness and moral depravity once and for all.
Watch Senator Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Governor Chris Christie tear Planned Parenthood to Shreds.