GOP Still Not Cutting Planned Parenthood Funding; Is Anyone Surprised?
After lots of promises and talk about defunding the notorious abortion provider Planned Parenthood, even after the shocking videos released exposing the harvesting and selling of aborted baby body parts, the GOP still has not defunded the organization. While this might spark outrage, and rightly so, unfortunately it should not come as a surprise. While the GOP has majority control of both the House and the Senate, there is no serious congressional action being taken against Planned Parenthood, which is still receiving millions of taxpayersâ€™ dollars on the federal level.
Consider the huge $1.3 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress in March. As LifeSiteNews.com reported, this bill, which was signed into law by President Trump, â€ścontinues the more than $500 million in taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood receives each year.â€ť The pro-life website quoted a tweet Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had sent...
There are no doubt quite a few reasons, why Planned Parenthood continues to get funding. The Catholic Church may have some plans for helping the poor -- but evangelicals resist any comprehensive plan, especially if it would take a tax increase. Planned Parenthood is one of the quick-and-dirty methods that Congress can find handy, we have little consequence from it's Evangelical base.
Randall Balmer wrote: ...the abortion myth quickly collapses under historical scrutiny. In fact, it wasnâ€™t until 1979â€”a full six years after Roeâ€”that evangelical leaders, at the behest of conservative activist Paul Weyrich, seized on abortion not for moral reasons, but as a rallying-cry to deny President Jimmy Carter a second term. Why? Because the anti-abortion crusade was more palatable than the religious rightâ€™s real motive: protecting segregated schools....
---[URL=https://tinyurl.com/ya98d8qp]]]https://tinyurl.com/Ya98d8qp (The Real Origins of the Religious Right)[/URL]. A study in hypocrisyđź‘Ž
Matthew 7:19-20 Every tree that doesnâ€™t grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
Paul Specht wrote: The omnibus bill "does not designate a single dollar for Planned Parenthood."
â€” Robert Pittenger
.... Lawrence Shaheen, a spokesman for the Pittenger campaign, argued that the newsletter isnâ€™t deceptive because it included the National Right to Life letter explaining that Planned Parenthood still receives funding through other means....
...Planned Parenthood's continued eligibility for federal funding prompted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to tout the bill as a victory for Democrats.
"We donâ€™t have the House. We donâ€™t have the Senate. We donâ€™t have the presidency," Schumer said, "but we produced a darn good bill for the priorities that we have believed in."
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y8qez3ka]]]http://tinyurl.com/y8qez3ka[/URL] Well, it's an interesting read and rather informative at that, from PolitiFact