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Friday, May 4, 2018

GOP plays both sides on abortion funding

Bullshit Alert

  • The GOP majority passed a budget deliberately funding Panned Parenthood and then later asks federal regulators to defund the very group the GOP just got done funding.
  • I can't tell if Republicans are liars or idiots.  This is reason #57 why I have not voted for a Republican for Congress in years.

(Washington Free Beacon)  -  After failing to defund Planned Parenthood through legislation, Republican lawmakers are asking federal regulators to deny taxpayer dollars to the nation's largest abortionist.
On Tuesday afternoon, 41 senators and 153 congressmen sent letters to the Department of Health and Human Services asking the agency to cut off Title X funding to Planned Parenthood—a sliver of the $500 million the abortion provider receives from taxpayers each year. The Senate letter argues that the department's reimbursement policies "undermine the law," pointing to federal prohibition against funding "program where abortion is a method of family planning." 
The agency, the Senate letter says, should break from Clinton administration legal interpretations that allowed Title X recipients to share office space with abortionists. House Republicans were even more blunt, saying federal law "drew a bright line between family planning and abortion" and that the agency had flaunted it.
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