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Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

Well it looks like the recent slew of PP "sting" videos has caused a bunch of Republican Senators to attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked the legislation Tuesday night using Rule 14 of Senate procedure, setting up a procedural cloture vote to move the bill to the floor as early as Monday. That all but assures the bill will get a final vote before Senators depart for August recess.

McConnell huddled with Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a handful of other Republicans Tuesday afternoon to work through details of the bill.


Oh and they are SERIOUS about it too.


"On the issue of these horrendous videos that we’ve seen with the discussions from Planned Parenthood people, we have a working group ... and it is our plan to have a vote on preceding to a measure that they support sometime before we break for the August recess," McConnell said earlier Tuesday before fast-tracking the bill.


That's right this bill is on the super fast track.


The push to defund the organization comes after "sting" videos emerged two weeks ago purporting to show Planned Parenthood doctors talking about the illegal sale of fetal body parts after abortions. Planned Parenthood defends its work, saying the videos in fact show doctors discussing reimbursement for the costs incurred for donating fetal tissue for medical research -- a practice that is legal.

Republicans claim the videos are evidence the family planning provider sells the fetal tissue for profit. Some 25 Republican senators signed on to the bill, including Ted Cruz (Texas), John McCain (Ariz.), John Thune (S.D.) and Deb Fischer (Neb.).


The Republicans actually think they are going to win over Democrats with this idiocy too!


McConnell is betting the bill will win over some Democrats by requiring that the funds still go to women's health services, including prenatal and postpartum care, immunization, family planning services (including contraception), sexually transmitted disease testing and more.


HA! Fat chance! They may get a few biters, but they'll never get enough to pass this travesty of a bill.




posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why would you support PP knowing what we know about its origins and behavior?



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: greencmp

I know many organizations that have terrible origins that I am ok with now. As far as their behavior, everything they are doing in those videos is legal. They are just edited to appear illegal and shocking.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:51 AM
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No, a popular (at least among some) belief but no actual evidence is motivating our NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES in the highest legislative body in the land to take these actions negatively affecting MILLIONS OF AMERICANS beyond a couple of youtube-style videos???

No actual investigations to find, you know, facts, needed?

Sweet Random Chance, now I'm beginning to want MY America back! Holy baloney!


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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: greencmp

Because Republicans are bad!

Seriously though, PP has brought this on themselves.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The fact that some people are not horrified by the level of depravity Planned Parenthood and the companies it is doing business with commit regularly in these most recent stories....dumbfounds me. It is indicative of our societies lack of responsibility in so many ways, but I wont dig deep and try to convince the utterly evil people who defend these actions, as they are too far removed from life to appreciate truth.

Whether or not this fast track passes doesnt diminish this horror in the least. We should all be ashamed.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

This is nothing new really. Politicians ignore things like "evidence" and "investigations" and "science" all the time when they pitch legislation.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:55 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: greencmp

I know many organizations that have terrible origins that I am ok with now. As far as their behavior, everything they are doing in those videos is legal. They are just edited to appear illegal and shocking.


The majority of the quotes from Margaret Sanger routinely utilized by the anti-choice crowd are either fraudulent or completely out of context. Again, for anyone interested in actual facts, Sanger's speeches and writings can be found The Margaret Sanger Papers Project at New York University.

Tissue donation is not illegal. Charging processing fees to get the donated tissue to research facilities is not illegal.

(As you well know, Krazysh0t,
)



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:55 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

The fact that so many let their emotions dictate their responses on several blatantly manufactured shock videos doesn't suprise me at all though. Though it would be nice if you guys could actually rise above your emotions for once and actually conduct a real investigation before letting Youtube be damning enough of evidence for you. But then it wouldn't be a Conspiracy forum if there weren't crazy people thinking Youtube is a credible source of information.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Krazysh0t

The fact that some people are not horrified by the level of depravity Planned Parenthood and the companies it is doing business with commit regularly in these most recent stories....dumbfounds me. It is indicative of our societies lack of responsibility in so many ways, but I wont dig deep and try to convince the utterly evil people who defend these actions, as they are too far removed from life to appreciate truth.

Whether or not this fast track passes doesnt diminish this horror in the least. We should all be ashamed.


What's "depraved" about tissue donations? Would you rather the fetuses be incinerated? Or merely thrown away?



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Yea, I DO know quite a bit about the real Sanger, but again it is irrelevant. She isn't even ALIVE anymore. Much less responsible for the current direction of PP.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Gryphon66

Yea, I DO know quite a bit about the real Sanger, but again it is irrelevant. She isn't even ALIVE anymore. Much less responsible for the current direction of PP.


... and even less for the 4.5 million Americans that received healthcare services via Planned Parenthood last year...



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Meh. Campaignining by emotion turns into legislation by emotion. No great shock there. Facts don't matter.

Seems they need a win badly, don't they?



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why would you support PP knowing what we know about its origins and behavior?


Besides, why should the taxpayer fund a special interest organization that uses a chunk of it's funds to lobby for more tax dollars?



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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As much as the pro-abortion crowd states that we, the anti-abortion crowd should fund or support all the babies that would be born, why doesn't the pro-abortion crowd simply fund the planned parenthood sites?

If it means that much to you all, pay up!

Problem solved.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

I'd go for this if the pro-war solely funds war.

Let's do it.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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It's another #defundem moment.




posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

We do already. That's what tax money is for. Abortion isn't the only thing that PP does.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Some people don't know they can come to terms with things by playing the game of Let Me Imagine Where Tax Dollar Goes.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: IanFleming

originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why would you support PP knowing what we know about its origins and behavior?


Besides, why should the taxpayer fund a special interest organization that uses a chunk of it's funds to lobby for more tax dollars?


Are you certain about that? You might want to check the actuality of what organization does what before you make illegitimate claims.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund




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