Pressure to Defund Planned Parenthood to Continue through Congress Quagmire

Where stands the attempt to free our taxation from the clutches of Planned Parenthood pork, now that the two week Continuing Resolution has passed?


Will House Leaders Cave on Defunding Planned Parenthood?

On February 17 the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood for the remainder of the fiscal year. The amendment was part of a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through September 30 and prevent a government shutdown. Although the House passed the full CR, the Senate failed to take it up, necessitating a new CR. This one is slated to keep the government funded for two additional weeks after the current CR runs out on March 4, during which time the House leadership will attempt to negotiate a long-term CR with the Senate and the White House. The question pro-lifers are asking now: Will the Pence amendment survive the CR negotiations?

Seeing this coming, the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization, sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House leaders on February 24 stating:

The House vote on the Pence Amendment is nothing more than symbolic unless it remains intact through the legislative process. Defunding Planned Parenthood must be a non-negotiable in the Continuing Resolution and we urge you to accept nothing less than this outcome.


This article is very worth reading to its completion.  We the People must continue to press Congress, now, again, in both houses, to see this done.  And now, both we and our destructive opposition have that opportunity.

Also, activists may wish to participate in this, tonight, from SBA List.

This is a critical moment in the pro-life battle to defund America’s largest abortion provider — Planned Parenthood.

You are invited to join the LIVE nationwide webcast TONIGHT Tuesday, March 1 at 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific) featuring SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, 40 Days for Life National Director David Bereit.

On the webcast, you’ll hear the latest breaking news from our nation’s capital on the efforts to strip Planned Parenthood of its $360+ million in taxpayer funding … and you’ll learn how YOU can help achieve victory in this vital effort!

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You will see more in the Gulag about this soon.

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