The Hill is reporting that 41 Senate Democrats are drawing a line in a the sand by publicly opposing the House passed bill to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the group called the cuts “extreme.”There was never a chance of the bill passing the Senate so this has everything to do with the continuing resolution debate.
“We write to you today to affirm our strong support for making women’s health and family planning services affordable and available, and ask that you stand with us against extreme proposals by some members of the House to eliminate support for women’s health and family planning programs and providers that serve millions of women and families,” reads the letter, which was organized by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) “We also oppose the provision in the House-passed continuing resolution that cuts Planned Parenthood health centers off from federal funds.”
Pro-lifers are urging Republicans to push defunding Planned Parenthood in the next continuing resolution. This letter from 41 Democratic Senators shows solidarity with the President in their willingness to shut the government down over Planned Parenthood funding. Think about it, the Dems are saying that if they can't keep cutting taxpayer checks to their Big Abortion overlords they will shut the government down.
To be fair, they really don't have a choice in that their Big Abortion overlords dictate party messaging.
It seems to me that Democrats are also quite willing to shut the government down because they're down in the polls so a nice messy game of 52 Card Pickup sounds like a good idea about now. They need a game changer and this might be it.
I'm not sure how it would turn out if the GOP forced the issue. I honestly don't. I know that people don't support funding abortions and that's exactly what we're doing by funding Planned Parenthood. But the Republicans stink at messaging and the media will be against them every minute of the day so I could easily see them losing in the polls. But in the end I don't care because if the GOP isn't going to stand up for life they're not going to stand up for anything and I have no use for them.
So come on Republicans take a stand. I'm up for a standoff for life. How 'bout you?
HT Weasel Zippers