Skip to comments.Democratic Female Senators Irate Over GOP Plan To Defund Planned Parenthood
Posted on 04/10/2011 8:46:25 PM PDT by Steelfish
Democratic Female Senators Irate Over GOP Plan To Defund Planned Parenthood
Sean Lengell April 8, 2011
Nine Democratic female senators held a news conference Friday to slam Republicans for their insistence that funding for Planned Parenthood be stripped from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running.
"These cuts are biased, politically motivated, they hurt women, and we the women in the Senate will not let it happen," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. "What's at stake isn't the amount of cuts, it's the ability of American women poor American women to get health care service."
Added fellow California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer: "To think that this government could shut down because there's a group of people over in the House Republicans who are so extreme that they would stop women's health programs is extraordinary."
"We are determined to draw a line in the sand," Mrs. Boxer added. "There are moments when you must do that, and this is one of those moments."
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, called the Republicans' approach "a radical agenda against women."
"This has no impact on the budget; it has no impact on the deficit or the debt. " Ms. Mikulski said.
Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, called the GOP move to defund Planned Parenthood "offensive."
"We're not going to allow them to use women as pawns at the end of a critical debate when this country is waiting to move on," she said.
Mrs. Murray said 5 million women nationwide depend on health care programs that would be affected if the cuts went through.
The senators' downplayed Planned Parenthood's role as the nation's biggest abortion provider, focusing instead on the group's role in providing preventative health care including cancer screening, diabetic management and birth control.
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This one has the potentially to hurt pubbies and conservatives really bad.
Bullcrap. If PP needs money they can have a bake sale.
I’m not sure that all 9 of these “lovely ladies” are ladies at all.
Certainly not in language. Often not in behavior. Genetically - it’s a toss-up for some.
Mentally - lots of questions about their sanity.
Honesty - there are jail cells with their names on them for some
I will say that a couple of them have more balls than Harry Reid and Chucky Schumer. And more hair, too.
Baby killing HOs!
Tell the Liberal, old hags that they don’t have to worry. The gutless Pubbies will cave in; they always do. SCREW ‘EM ALL.
There are 12 female Democratic US Senators in the Senate (and five female Republicans). So how come these three are the only ones complaining. Where is Landrieu (LA)? Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)? Claire McCaskill (D-MO)? Lisa Murkowsky (R-Alaska)?
The way to fight mad cow disease is to not be cowed by a bunch of cows.
Well they can operate like any other hospital does then.
Hey Feinstein, You want to kill babies? Do it with your own damn money, you high maintenance b****!
Only if their claims are not rebutted, Which unfortunately the Republican leader seem disinclined to do. Then facts are clear. Planned Parenthood exists not to provide medical care to women but birth control information. Any medical care provided is incidental to that mission.
The problem is that moderate Republicans such as George Bush look kindly on Planned Parenthood, just as they look kindly on gay marriage.
I gather that the men with whom Boehner golfs have wives who have the same views.
If they want to kill their baby they should pay for it on their own. Don’t hand me that jive about “education about birth control”. In this day and age every single American close to puberty knows what a rubber is and what the pill is.
The tide has turned. The majority of my co-workers and students, like 95%, are pro-life.
Planned parenthood used to be a lecture from Mom or Dad....keep your pants on till yer ready to support an love a baby....
Now the socialist rats teach coat hanger ethics to school kids.....
Doom on these polidiot whores an their handlers.
“Mrs. Murray called defunding planned parenthood OFFENSIVE? Oh, the irony...
Fight snipers with tanks. It’s the only way to be sure.
Bump for later.
Get over it; no matter what chic and trendy phraseology they apply to the murders, they still are murders.
Whoever votes to keep funding PP will be known as either a woman's advocate or an infant's executioner.No need to predict which label will stick hardest in the national mind.
The Democrat Party may set themselves in stone as the Party of Abortion once and for all and will pay a heavy price for it.