I remain a person who does not profess to know everything. Mind you, it is without question a mystery to me as to why this “non-funding” bill did not make it through the senate. I want to scream, “Who has the lead position here.” Mitch McConnell that’s who.
Before I totally launch into this minor tirade, one should be made aware that Obama’s ACORN and SEIU organizations are running tip top. Just a suggestion — check on how your senator’s voted. You know, the quantum antics of Sen. Marco Rubio as well as Sen. Lindsey Graham or John McCain for that matter will not escape me. A person can “join” the side of the other party; but be careful, it may come back to haunt one.
Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women’s health group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical research.
Senate Democrats succeeded in stopping the bill on a procedural vote. Sixty votes were needed to advance it in the 100-person chamber. It received 53 votes, with 46 senators opposing it.
Planned Parenthood, which provides healthcare services to millions of women at hundreds of centers nationwide, has come under attack with the online posting of hidden-camera videos produced by an anti-abortion group, Center for Medical Progress.
The group has said the videos show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for fetal tissue from abortions it performs. Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing and has said it does not profit from fetal tissue donation.
Under U.S. law, donated human fetal tissue may be used for research, but profiting from its sale is prohibited.
Republicans are likely to try again in September to stop Planned Parenthood from getting federal funds, which currently amount to more than $500 million a year.
After a congressional recess in August, conservative Republicans could try to attach their defunding measure to a bill to fund the government, raising the prospect of a possible government shutdown over the issue.