Friday, March 31, 2017
States Can Now Defund Planned Parenthood!
Mike Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Save Bill Overturning Obama’s Rule Preventing States From Defunding Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood has been in the news recently after we learned that California is more concerned about jailing the people who exposed the horrors at the taxpayer-funded abortion factory than they are with actually fixing the horrors.
During the Obama years, he passed a resolution making it impossible for states to defund Planned Parenthood.
Meaning, if states didn’t like the child rape coverup and the extinguishing of human heartbeats being paid for by the taxpayers, they were out of luck.
Mike Pence just helped Congress take a huge step forward in changing that.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday was called into the Senate to rescue legislation aimed at overturning a Obama administration rule that currently prevents states from blocking federal grants to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.
Senate Republicans made a motion to proceed to the legislation, and while a simple majority was needed to advance it, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against it. That left the Senate in a 50-50 tie, which required Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
Pence saved the day. Gotta love having him around.
Look, this isn’t even really about abortion as much as it is about the ability of states to make choices for themselves.
Planned Parenthood likes to pretend that no money from taxpayers goes to abortion but that doesn’t pass a basic common sense test.