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Friday, February 18, 2011

Historic Vote - US House to Planned Parenthood: No Federal Funds For You

While this is far from the end of the debate, it is an important vote. & it does send a message to Planned Parenthood that the days of a free ride on our dime may soon be over. & PP IS scared.If this does make it all the way through & is signed by Obama it will not only directly stop tax dollars from going to PP, it will mean that any money they get indirectly through state programs using federal dollars will not be able to give them the money either. & while I am sure some states with pro-aborts running things will try an end run to keep giving PP Federal funds, most states will follow the lead of the Federal government. That means a lot of PP's state money will vanish as well. & there go PP's huge profits as well.

PP has wasted no time in throwing a hissie fit about it. How dare they threaten to take this money away is what they are basicly saying. What they fail to mention is that they have no right to this money in the 1st place, nor do they mention that they have no one else to blame for it because of their long time criminal activities that have finally made people fed up with them.

That it is primarily about PP losing the money is shown in the statement they made about the vote. "We — Planned Parenthood and the three million women, men, and teens who are at risk of losing access to basic care— need you to stand united with us now. " (emphasis mine) Now why did PP have to even mention themselves at all? Simple, because they know that those 3 million people that they claim are at risk aren't. BTW, how do they know for sure it is 3 million? I guess they decided that is a dramatic enough number to use. But it is sure a lot lower than the 40 million that were being touted during the push for ObamaCare last year.

They know full well that this doesn't take funding away from any real health care providers. All it is doing is shutting them out.

As I said, they are throwing a hissie fit. The open letter to Congress they are asking people to sign proves it. Some parts are hilariously funny to me.

Speaking to the House members about what they say is "this cruel, unconscionable, unthinkable law": " How could you?
How could you betray millions of women — and men, and teens — who rely on Planned Parenthood for basic health care? How could you condemn countless women in this country to undiagnosed cancer, unintended pregnancies, and untreated illnesses?
Your vote was not only against those who seek care at Planned Parenthood health centers, but against every one of us who has ever sought care there, and against every one of us who knows that when we are healthy, when we are in charge of our lives, we thrive.
It was a vote against me."

Excuse me while I laugh.

OK, where do I start. Hmm, 1st they say 3 million men women & teens, then in the letter it is millions of women, men & teens. then it is countless women they are condemning? PP is playing free & lose to try & work up people's emotions.

OK, while there may be a few who count on PP for some "reproductive health care" as they call it, I highly doubt PP is their 1st stop for basic health care. Esp since PP doen't do a lot of the basics anyway. Show up at PP with the flu, or a cold, or symptoms of diabetes (to name a few) & see how likely you are to get those illnesses treated by them.

Like I said, playing on people's sympathy.

Back to their calling it "this cruel, unconscionable, unthinkable law". The only people it is cruel to is Cecile Richards & the rest of those with their cushy jobs running PP. What was, up to now, unthinkable was that with Obama running things & the Dems running Congress, PP's gravy train could be derailed. & PP had better face it that this was their unconscionable acts that led to this vote.

Sorry PP, but what you do is NOT "lifesaving care" ! What you do is kill unborn children, cover up rape & incest, destroy families & tear down decent morality wherever you can causing physical as well as spiritual death. What you do is, & always will be life destroying.

God willing, your days of doing it on our dime may soon be done.


by Kathleen Gilbert

February 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a historic vote Friday afternoon, the US House voted to strike all federal funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Every year the abortion giant receives hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding.
The congressional body voted 240-185 in favor of the amendment, introduced by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), to the 2011 Federal Spending Bill.
Immediately after the vote Rep. Pence released a statement saying: “This afternoon’s vote is a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life. By banning federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress has taken a stand for millions of Americans who believe their tax dollars should not be used to subsidize the largest abortion provider in America.
“I commend my colleagues in both parties for taking a stand for taxpayers and a stand for life.”
The amendment will now go before the Senate.
The vote came after a heated debate in the House. It also comes in the wake of an explosive series of videos released over the last two weeks by the pro-life organization Live Action, which showed Planned Parenthood staff repeatedly willing to aid and abet the trafficking of underage “sex workers” by offering advice to an undercover investigator posing as a “pimp” on how to obtain secret abortions, contraception, and STD tests.
In a web page released right after the vote, Planned Parenthood called the legislation “the most dangerous legislative assault in our history, and it cannot go unanswered.” In an open letter to Congress that the organization is asking supporters to sign, the abortion giant says: “To every member of Congress, know that we stand together today against this outrageous assault, and together we will not lose.”
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, blasted the vote.
“The new anti-choice House leadership promised a jobs agenda and is now waging a war on contraception,” Keenan said. “These lawmakers are out of control, and we will hold them accountable for their actions.”
In a statement Tony Perkins of Family Research Council congratulated the House and Rep. Pence: “Planned Parenthood, a scandal-plagued abortion organization, must be held accountable for abusing innocent young victims while receiving hundreds of millions in federal dollars each year.”
“The fact that Planned Parenthood not only left minor girls trapped in prostitution, but encouraged it, shows an incredible lack of humanity on their part. What goes on behind the windowless offices of Planned Parenthood, as Live Action’s videos show, is both saddening and shocking, but the fact that it has often been done with taxpayer dollars is indefensible.”
Lila Rose, the President of Live Action, issued a statement turning the attention of pro-life advocates to the coming battle in the Senate. “The case to cease funding is crystal clear,” she said. “But for any Senator who remains unsure, imagine explaining to your constituents that you voted to keep sending $350 million of their tax dollars to an ‘non-profit’ that puts young girls in harm’s way and made $63 million in profits by performing over 300,000 abortions last year. It’s time once and for all to stop financing these activities.”
At some times poignant, at others openly bitter, House lawmakers on Thursday night went head-to-head over the momentous amendment.
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), a top pro-life leader in the House, described the conversion of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson when she was confronted with the reality of how an abortion kills a child.
“Despite the best and slickest market branding money can buy, the stubborn fact remains that Planned Parenthood clinics are among the most dangerous places on earth for a child,” said Smith. “Not only does Planned Parenthood vigorously lobby and litigate against parental notification and consent laws—thus enabling secret abortions for very, very young girls—but now we‘ve learned from recent undercover taped investigations at several of its clinics ... that Planned Parenthood employees were found to be more than eager to assist people posing as sex traffickers to procure abortions for underage girls.”
In an emotional rebuttal, Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier of California said that she “lost a baby” to “that procedure that you just talked about,” and that “to suggest as you have that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed, or done cavalierly, or done without any thought, is preposterous.”
“Planned Parenthood has a right to offer abortions. Last time I checked, abortions were legal in this country,” she said in a speech that won applause.
A number of other pro-abortion Democrat House lawmakers defended the abortion giant, saying that stopping its taxpayer funding “will risk the lives and safetly of millions of American women.” Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-CA) argued that stripping family planning funds was actually detrimental to taxpayers.
“For every dollar invested in family planning services, taxpayers save four dollars,” said Slaughter, presumably following the same logic as PPFA president Cecile Richards and former Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who have argued that allowing fewer people to be born means less cost to the government to support them.
The amendment’s future remains uncertain: while the majority of the U.S. Senate remains in Democrat hands, some moderate members may be persuaded to side with the funding cut. Following the amendment’s success in the House, Rep. Pence called on members of the upper chamber to finish the job. “I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to support this legislation and end federal funding of Planned Parenthood once and for all,” he said in a statement.

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