Skip to comments.GOP to pro-life voters: What Planned Parenthood defunding?
Posted on 05/02/2017 8:51:57 AM PDT by huldah1776
At the 44th annual March for Life this past January, Vice President Pence told thousands of eager, dedicated marchers that life is winning again in America. However, the Republican Congress capitulation on Planned Parenthood funding in the latest round of budget talks tells quite a different tale.
Following a national election cycle in which the pro-life cause became a conspicuous and consequential issue in the wake of the Republican Partys trifold victory in the House of Representatives, Senate, and Oval Office, the GOP is already squandering the momentum of that victory by passing a budget resolution that wait for it still funds Planned Parenthood.
Under the gun to avoid the closet-dwelling bogeyman of a government shutdown, congressional leadership has reached a last-minute deal that still funds Obamacare subsidies, doesnt allocated border wall funds, and keeps the pipeline of federal dollars flowing to the abortion industrys flagship operation completely untouched, according to POLITICO.
There were and are a host of reasons to stand firm if not for the simple necessity of keeping ones most salient promises, for the various reminders such as a new video about Planned Parenthoods dealings in baby parts or a haunting mountain of colorful baby socks dumped on Capitol Hill. Still, we get: nothing.
This debate over the flow of tax dollars to Americas largest abortion provider is, of course, a debate that goes back farther than the 2016 election, as then-Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana led the House to cut the flow in 2011.
Furthermore, in addition to the cornucopia of campaign promises and the pro-life political drama during the campaign of fret and worry about whether the presumptive nominee would stand up for the cause of the unborn despite all the apprehensions to the contrary abortion became a clear watermark issue during the debates, in which the relatively recent convert to the cause squared off against the tired, second-wave feminist extremism found in Hillary Clintons rhetoric.
As recently as a week ago, the Democratic Party itself, in contrast, had the beginnings of a decisive moment it its own history. Tom Perezs statements that pro-lifers do not have a home in the party of Jefferson merely serve as a reminder of how extreme the groups leadership has allowed it to become. Yet, theyve won this hill for now, extremism or no extremism.
What this moment shows is that pro-lifers are more and more finding themselves in the midst of a tragic dichotomy, between a party too hostile to their views to entertain them and one that takes their support for granted even if they dont realize it. But alas, dead babies dont vote, they dont run Fortune 500 companies with the clout to stymie years-long campaign talking points (See: Obamacare repeal), and they definitely dont write checks. All the promises, all the posturing, all the work of the pro-life movement gone.
As this goes forward, pro-lifers who placed their hopes on a Republican Congress all of whom ran on the most pro-life platform in party history will be told that there will be some next great hurdle they must cross in order to finally do what theyve been promising for so long.
For now, it seems that the Republican Congress has adapted that old Democrat fig leaf in order to pass a budget. They are, after all, personally pro-life, but dont seem to have the gumption, pluck, or will to do anything about that conviction.
Listen Republicans. The dems are still going to hate you. They’re still going to trash you and call you hitler. So live up to what you claim to be your principles.
List past Congressional wins, the ink was not dry and they folded without a fight. Or, put another way, they sold lies to win their elections, then did what they wanted to do. Hillary was right, there are outside the Beltway and inside the Beltway answers. How do we break this cycle? It is not like we can recall our vote, the replacements are likely do the same as the current batch anyway. Besides, too many say support the current ones because they are Republican. Which just perpetuates this BS.
hmmm. tagline didn’t show up.
” Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.”
LAST past... not List past.
FAKE NEWS congressional leadership has reached a last-minute deal that still funds Obamacare subsidies, doesnt allocated border wall funds, and keeps the pipeline of federal dollars flowing to the abortion industrys flagship operation completely untouched, according to POLITICO.
SO WHAT....WHEN IT SAYS “PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REACHED A LAST MINUTE DEAL...” then its important....all this is is trying to keep democrats from giving up on politics and using their donations to buy more cocaine.
Look for a record number of dem candidates in 2020. They will all know that whoever wins the primaries is the next president after Ivanka and her fraud vp Pence.
Trump doesn’t surprise me. ‘Christians’ like Pence make me vomit.
With the stinkin dems cutting ALL pro-lifers from their ranks you would think the stupid republicans would broadcast their pro-life promises and defund these corporate altars of pre-born genocide.
I’m going to change my voter registration to the Constitution Party. I will never vote for luke warm Christians again. God forgive me.
That’s what I’ve wondered about Ryan, he claims to be pro-life but he helps make these budgets and they’ve been funding planned parenthood for so long.
But then, once you go this way, this means any Republican Senator who votes for the budget, votes for budgeting for Planned Parenthood and then,
What about Paul, Cruz, Lee, Cotton? And our Representatives? Can’t they sponsor bills to defund Planned Parenthood? I admit I don’t understand how the machinery works on these matters in DC.
As for one badmouthing Pence, he is probably one of the most accomplished pro-life politicians in the nation.
Pence should never have said what he did without 100% written contract with Trump. The contract should have stated that if Trump and congress didn’t defund pp then Trump would resign. (who gives a flyin...if the govt shuts down?)
They just don’t get the fact that legal pre-born (and soon elderly and disabled) genocide is a death knell to every nation that participates. Invasion and conquest. Unlike Israel, America has no covenant with God that America will always exist. Blind and deaf, they are.
Ask the D.C. GOP if they remember John Boehner and Eric Cantor!
We don't give them the big bucks they get from the Open Borders crowd but we do control one thing - our VOTES!
had to go out to lower my blood pressure and realized even if they don’t shut down the government God surely will. In His own time. I think I’ll start praying with those who stand before His throne asking, “How long, O Lord!”
I was reminded yesterday of a conversation God had with Abraham. He said that his promised nation would come back to their land but “the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.” Our nation has legalized the abomination of child sacrifice that God never even considered. Our constitution, written for a moral people, has been used to legalize everything God hates.
While I fully support Israel; is not abortion available there? I have problems reconciling some of what I hear when people speak of prophecy.
Israels abortion law now among worlds most liberal
Despite its conservative leanings, government approves free pregnancy termination for nearly all women, and it barely causes a ripple
They would be wise to read the book of Lamentations. It was written after the judgment of God on Judah and they had been invaded and conquered by the Babylonians.
“Surely at the command (mouth) of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; AND THE LORD WOULD NOT FORGIVE. [All caps mine] 2 Kings 24: 3 &4.
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