The following comes from a January 6 Live Action News article by Calvin Freiburger:
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240 to 181 in favor of defunding abortion giant Planned Parenthood and shifting the group’s taxpayer funding to comprehensive health care clinics.
While the U.S. House has repeatedly voted to eliminate the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding, this is the first time a measure defunding Planned Parenthood will reach President Barack Obama’s desk, due to the Senate passing it last month by 52 to 47 via the reconciliation process. Normally, Senate filibuster rules require legislation to pass the 60-vote cloture threshold before passage.
“This bill will stop taxpayer dollars from going to abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, as the House continues to investigate allegations of the horrific harvesting of children’s organs and the handling of infant lives,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, referring to the ongoing scandal that has intensified calls to defund the abortion giant over the past several months.
Obama has pledged to veto the bill, dismissing it as “refighting old political battle.”
However, it holds symbolic value to pro-life activists for placing the abortion giant’s continued funding solely on Obama’s shoulders.
House Republican leaders tentatively plan to hold the veto override vote during the January 22 March for Life.
Thank God for Congress “refighting old political battles.” Notice how Obama regards the matter as political, not moral. Ah yes, to consider the morality of the matter is above is pay grade.
“Symbolic value.” Where will we ever get beyond “symbolic value?”
Only when the Catholic leadership in the USA steps up to the plate and exerts leadership.
This has been missing since their parsimonious support of Humanae Vitae in 1968, with a few exceptions naturally.
Bishops: The plight of any immigrant does not equate to the killing of a preborn child.
And, a 50 year practicing Obstetrician has stated that he has NEVER seen a case where the killing of the fetus – Greek for small child – was necessitated.
ALL Democrat members of Congress, except for one, voted to continue funding abortion and Planned Parenthood.
How much longer will the Catholic bishops remain silent about the Democrat Party’s promotion of baby killing?
Every one of the Republican members of Congress from California voted pro-life. Will any one of the CA bishops send public praise to the Republican Party and its members?
The leadership for this pro-life victory came from Congressman Paul Ryan, a Catholic from Wisconsin who is now Speaker of the House. Will the American Catholic bishops heap praise on him today?
Will Ned Dolesji, the California Catholic bishops’ lobbyist issue a public letter of praise to all of those wonderful Republicans?
Those who continue the fight to end abortion in America are to be praised. The reality, however, is that it will never be ended because of the large number of Americans who support a “woman’s right to choose.” Even if we don’t agree with that right, as we get older we are even more in the minority. Somewhere around 43% of Americans believe that women should have the right to an abortion. But, when you dip down into the 13-40 year of group, the percentage goes way up. In a few years it will be a lost cause. Ask any teenager what they think about abortion and you will find that they think it is alright and not a sin any more.
Bob One, go to next March for Life,, and see who makes up those in the March…In your opinion we should just give up, because you are liberal… looking for the day when every last planned abortionhood facility is reduced to an empty lot….
Liar, Liar – Pants on Fire.
Most (but not all) GOP dishonest. They put this bill Defunding PP on the President’s desk.
They know that he will not sign it.
In their Dec 18, 2015 – $1.1 TRILLION dollar wasteful Omnibus Spending bill – which the President will sign – they FUNDED Planned Parenthood.
Official House Vote – https://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml
Official Senate Vote – https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00339
No doubt the Executioner (Obama) will veto this morally good intended bill. Resulting in thousands of more babies being murdered this year alone.
Pray then that Congress won’t give in like a bunch of wimps, just trying to satisfy we the majority of the people with a one-time wimpering facade; but rather take on the challenge against the presidiot, and get enough members in both Houses to override the Executioner’s veto. Our RINO congress has been giving into the little dictator all to long as though they are afraid of him. This is the first “masquerading conservative” congress I have ever seen so unwilling to challenge and override the threat of a liberal tyrant’s veto in all my 61 years of being a US citizen.
Santorum: Gay Marriage is Anti-Nature, Like Changing ‘Chemical Equation for Water’ From H20 to H30
Relying on the natural law, former Senator Rick Santorum argued that the undeniable sexual complementarity between men and women excludes the notion of homosexual “marriage,” and that to seek to redefine marriage, at the state level or nationally, is as unnatural as redefining the chemical formula for water from H20 to H30 – it doesn’t work.
“Look, I’m very proud of the conservative record I’ve put together,” Sen. Santorum said “There’s no one who’s fought more on moral and cultural issues.”
“I’m not a…
Just remember who elected this man. It was Catholics, especially the hierarchy. You asked for it, you got it.