Planned Parenthood Head Pushes Back Against GOP

They say Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains will “pink out” in response to Congress trying to strip them of critical federal funding.


Elise Mysels, one of about two dozen people holding signs and waving at passing vehicles at the Tampa Health Center, said her mother was on a fixed income and turned to Planned Parenthood when she found a lump in her breast. “Today’s procedural action does not deter Governor Herbert’s resolve to carry out his directive”. In truth, the videos show Planned Parenthood officials talking about how they provide a few fetal tissue leftover from abortions for medical research, which is not illegal.

“That means within the coming weeks we will again be negotiating with Republicans to avoid another shutdown”, said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

The House Rules Committee was expected to consider whether any allow amendments to the funding bill at a meeting late Wednesday morning.

This fast-track process kicking off now is seen as a way to advance a measure defunding Planned Parenthood without attaching it to the government funding bill, risking a government shutdown.

When looking at the median compensation amounts of nonprofits broken down by group expenses, Richards makes about $100,000 more than the typical CEO for a nonprofit similar to the size of Planned Parenthood. That bill became the only vehicle to keep the government open after Senate Democrats repeatedly blocked almost identical legislation that would have defunded nonprofit Planned Parenthood, which offers an array of women’s health services.

The Montana Legislature, with the support of Republicans, voted this year to pass through automatically the federal family-planning funds to Planned Parenthood and other clinics.

The battle over the divisive Planned Parenthood issue helped spur the resignation ofHouse Speaker John Boehner, who was under fire from the right-wing of his caucus to risk a shutdown rather than fund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Democratic leaders recently met with President Obama, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Tuesday that Republicans are preparing for negotiations. Many conservatives wanted the organisation to be cut off amid an abortion scandal.

The Planned Parenthood president’s words scored a victory for the business, since Republicans in Congress had been threatening to shut down the government if annual payments to the organization weren’t eliminated entirely. With the situation deteriorating in Syria by the hour, why are we continuing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to train so-called moderate Muslim rebels, a failed program that has trained a no more than six fighters to date?

Members of Students for Life and a conservative student group called Anscombe said nothing could convince them to support Planned Parenthood.


Planned Parenthood is not a typical nonprofit.

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