The following comes from a December 16 LifeSiteNews article by Dustin Siggins:
The House’s new Speaker has unveiled a $1.67 trillion budget that fully funds Planned Parenthood for the next nine-and-a-half months.
In an e-mail to media outlets, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, praised the bill because it “maintains important pro-life provisions, including the Hyde Amendment, and prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion,” and bans “gene editing.”
However, the Hyde Amendment does not ban all federal funding for abortions, because it allows funding for abortions in the cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother.
The bill does include two partial victories for pro-life advocates. The first is a seven percent reduction in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that was included over concerns of UNFPA’s involvement in China’s coercive One-Child Policy.
The second was a doubling of Sexual Risk Avoidance funding from $5 million to $10 million. The abstinence advocacy group Ascend praised the inclusion, saying in a statement that “pregnancy-prevention-only programs are not enough for our youth.”
However, March for Life Action Vice President Tom McClusky said in a statement that the bill does not protect conscience rights for churches in California that the state is requiring to fund abortion.
“California churches will continue to be forced to pay for abortions through their own insurance, a violation of federal law,” said McClusky. “With this spending bill, Congress shoulders the responsibility alongside the Obama Administration for this gross violation of our First Amendment rights. Ironically, the text of this bill came out on the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.”
How can House Speaker Paul Ryan praise a budget bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood? They are still performing abortions and still selling the body parts of murdered babies. Does PP have to pay taxes on the money they earn from the sale of these parts, or are they tax-exempt? Shame on Rep. Paul Ryan and all who voted for the budget bill.
And, perhaps you feel that John Boehner would have done a better job? Really?
You’re right – Boehner would have done no better. But so what? Ryan is there now precisely because he was supposed to do better. And Ryan is a Catholic. These people are all so disappointing, and frankly baffling.
Paul Ryan is obviously as weak as water. He put his stamp of approval on killing babies!
Not so fast to judge, my friend. Not so fast to criticize. Many battles lie ahead of us in an attempt to right the wrongs of the past. Ryan needs our support in this spiritual warfare our nation is facing.
So Oneofthesheep, you condone the government giving money to Planned Parenthood to kill more babies!
The GOP House majority and the Dems are voting on the 2000+ page,
$ 1 TRILLION dollar, “Paul Ryan Omnibus bill” on 12/18.
It was not distributed to all House member until 2 1/2 days ago.
They expect everyone to read and digest this long bill – or perhaps they want House members to vote without know what is in it. This is a disgrace – again. You can’t tell the GOP Congress, from the Dems. After the vote, I’ll post an official link so you can see if your House Rep of either Party deserves to be re-elected. They have no regard for the taxpayers hard earned money at all.
Paul Ryan should not be re-elected by Wisconsin voters.
While Congress refuses to pay back the money they have “borrowed” from our Social Security Trust Fund –
” The RYAN OMNIBUS bill – – – – – fully-funds the President’s refugee expansion; – – – – – fully-funds sanctuary cities; – – – – – . fully-funds the resettlement of illegal aliens youth and their families crossing the border; – – – – – locks-in tax credits for illegal aliens; – – – – – quadruples the highly controversial H-2B foreign worker visa being used to replace Americans as truck drivers, construction workers, theme park employees, and blue collar jobs across the nation; – – – – – And funds Planned Parenthood.
Abortion is the torture and murder of innocent human beings for the convenience of others.
Planned Parenthood should not receive one penny of taxpayer dollars for anything.
If Planned Parenthood is a 501 C 3 corporation under the Internal Revenue Code, they are exempt from income taxes for income from charitable activities. If this is ‘unrelated business’ income, its fully taxable. Most other taxes [property, sales, etc] apply in full.
This year I intend to compliment more than complain. God’s perfect will be done. My trust is in God alone. He will turn all things to good for those who love Him. We can criticize the compromise but the battle belongs truly to the Lord. Are we doing our part? Are we praying for our legislators? Are we praying for enlightenment in this Culture of Darkness and Death. It is a year of Mercy and many in power will be needing to resort to Mercy based on the looks of things. Let us pray that Mercy will come their way as we work and pray for the Kingdom of God.
One wonders why the Church in CA supports any political party, particularly one that stands for abortion?
How did your Legislator vote? Here are the official links.
One can not tell the Dems from many establishment GOP.
Paul RYAN (R), and Mitch MCCONNELL are Democrats in disguise.
The links to check the voting record of each of our own Reps, and 2 Senators is important.
Did any of us elect liars ?
Listening to Cruz and other REAL Republicans, the RINOS have approved a budget that is a disgrace to real conservatives. Planned Parenthood, illegal aliens, more Syrian refugees (Isis)- these all won. No wonder many Americans are fed up with DC politics. That is why Trump and Cruz are way ahead in the polls. Ryan looks like a devil with his beard, and with his cowardice towards evil, he is a stooge to Satan.
You are right Pilar.
This says it all – https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-budget-deal
The Omnibus Budget Bill passed by both houses of the Congress will be signed by the President and keep the government running until next October. Making laws is like making sausage. If you saw how it was made you would never eat it. Each party and each member of Congress got something to hate and something to love in the bill. Our country has always governed by consensus, not 100% approval. The last few years have left us with no one wanting to pass any law that is not 100% what they want. As a result, our Congress has not governed and the country is going to the dogs.
Our Country is over $18.7 Trillion Dollars in debt.
This does not include the $3.3 Trillion that the government owns our Social Security Trust Fund.
And the Congress is just throwing money down the drain, and spending our tax dollars on things that have zero benefit to the American people.
BobOne’s last sentence is perfect: “our Congress has not governed and the country is going to the dogs”.
The revolution from the Right is coming….
Canisius, I see a lot of activity that supports your comment about the revolution on our doorsteps. But, I’m not sure that any of us have a long memory for anything historical any more. We don’t remember, it seems, that President Clinton, warts and all, left the country with billions of dollars of surplus in the treasury. We seem to forget that the last Bush president left the country with zillions of dollars of debt, plus the unaccounted-for money spent on years of useless war.
We are a notion divided like we never have been, and neither side is willing to bend an inch on any issue. Our infrastructure is crumbling and the Congress won’t agree to use Transportation Tax money to fix it. Our air is polluted and Congress won’t agree to encourage renewable energy. Our election process is flawed but Congress supports unbridled contributions from Super Pacs. Neither the Right or the Left can cure what ails us. Both must come together and start the process of priority setting and program development, and get on with it.
Bob One, get your facts straight when posting.
The GOP Congress and Pres B. Clinton ended up with a balanced budget and surplus – except for the money owed to the Social Security Trust Fun.
BUSH ended up with an $800 Billion dollar deficit (plus money owed to SS) due in part to 9-11, and Katrina.
Under Obama we are now in debt for $18.7 TRILLION, plus the $3.3 Trillion owed to SS.
Please fact check your numbers.
Sandra, you should fact check your numbers. Yours aren’t even close. And Bob One is off too a bit.
Clinton left a government in the black on an annual basis. The huge deficit he inherited from Reagan/Bush was just beginning to be paid down. Bush Jr took that surplus budget and gave the wealthy a tax break worth over a trillion dollars…the first ever tax cut during a time of war. Then he followed it up with yet ANOTHER tax cut. This is the source of the huge annual deficits we see now, not Katrina, which only cost $0.12 Trillion.
Bush inherited a surplus from Clinton, Obama inherited a deficit from Bush – and a collapsing financial sector due to under-regulation. None-the-less, Obama reduced that deficit every year since he took…
O how easy it is to cite only one sentence from an entire paragraph.
The $18,7 trillion is a CUMULATIVE number, including the amount from all prior administrations. I believe most of the principal comes from President Reagen and Bush Jr.
Planned Parenthood Says Hiding HIV From Sex Partners Is A ‘Right’
International Planned Parenthood Federation, of which Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an official affiliate, maintains it is a person’s “human right” not to tell their sexual partners they are HIV positive if they don’t want to.
Planned Parenthood thinks it’s your human right to risk exposing other people to a potentially deadly disease without telling them.