Government Shutdown 2015? GOP Extremists Tie Gov. Funding To Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill

Remember the 2013 Government Shutdown that cost the U.S. billions of dollars, because the right-wing, led by Ted Cruz, decided to try to defund Obamacare by tying it to the continuing resolution that was supposed to fund the government? Well, that may happen again, but this time they are trying to defund Planned Parenthood.

GOP extremists in Congress are using the debunked videos of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the organization’s fetal tissue program to strip them of their federal funding. Republicans plan on accomplishing this by tying a bill that defunds the non-profit health organization to a government spending bill that has to pass in the fall. The charge to defund PP by using the government spending bill was started by Tea Party extremists like Senator Ted Cruz (again) and eighteen other imbeciles in Congress; but now, Republicans like John McCain, who usually exhibit some sort of common sense, are being sucked into the detrimental plan.

“‘It could invite a fight, but I think most Americans do not believe that their tax dollars should be used to fund the kind of grotesque procedures we’ve seen authenticated,’ said McCain. ‘I would vote for a spending bill that defunded it, and that’s the way it’s going to be … it’s pretty obvious.'”

Grotesque procedures that were authenticated? LIES!

Planned Parenthood does not sell “baby parts” (the term they are using), but the right isn’t going to admit that they are wrong; they never do.

They are using bullshit videos to take away the $528 million in federal funding that Planned Parenthood relies on to provide low-income Americans with the reproductive healthcare that they desperately need. The funding that PP receives doesn’t even pay for abortions, that is as illegal as selling “baby parts.” Find out what defunding the organization would do by reading my colleague, Sarah’s article: “Defund Planned Parenthood? Here’s What Would ACTUALLY Be Taken Away (IMAGE).”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised that Democrats will block any attempt to defund Planned Parenthood and there is no way President Obama would sign something that would decimate funding for the organization. Sen. Chuck Schumer said that if Republicans attempt to defund them by linking it to a spending bill, the government will shutdown:

“’It’s going to be just like the shutdown over ACA. It’s clear that Republicans are saying shut down the government unless I get my way on an extraneous issue. And the American people are wise to that,’ Schumer said. ‘It’s all on their shoulders.’

What’s worse is that Republican leadership is once again allowing the extremist Tea Party members of their party to hijack it. This is the same nonsense that got us into trouble before, and then when the government shuts down they are going to look around and pretend they had nothing to do with it.

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