Saturday, August 25, 2018

Republican Senate Votes to Fund Planned Parenthood and Aborted-Baby-Parts Research

By Terence P. JeffreyAugust 24, 2018

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday voted to pass an appropriations bill funding the Department of Health and Human Services that—if adopted by the House and signed by President Trump--will not only permit the continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood but will also allow the continued federal funding of scientific research that creates “humanized mice” using organs taken from aborted babies.

After some maneuvering on Thursday afternoon, the leadership allowed a floor vote on an amendment offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) that would have prohibited all federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

That amendment was only brought up for a vote after Paul gave a blistering floor speech warning that the Republican leadership might not allow a vote on it at all.   It was brought up under a procedure that required it to get 60 votes. It failed on a 45 to 48 vote.    By contrast, there was no vote at all in the Senate on whether to prohibit federal funding of research that uses fetal tissue taken from babies killed in an induced abortion.

On July 11, the House Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2019 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill that did include language that would prohibit all federal funding of Planned Parenthood, including both Title X funding and Medicaid funding. The same House bill also included language that prohibited federal funding of research “using human fetal tissue if such tissue is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion.” ................“So be it,” said Paul. “The public has long known that the Democrats are the abortion party. Now the public will know that many Republicans just give lip service to pro-life issues and are really more concerned with bloated government spending than with saving lives.”..........To Read More....

My Take - These people are a disgrace!

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