Such an appearance of maintaining a brave face is not surprising from a pro-abortion candidate – especially considering the considerable amount of money Clinton has taken from Planned Parenthood in campaign donations.
In light of PP’s most recent fetal parts scandal, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has sent out a tweet calling on Clinton to return that money.
The number of states announcing investigations or reviews into Planned Parenthood keeps growing, asdothevideos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing top Planned Parenthood employees discussing their fetal parts business.
Unfortunately though, some state governors, all Democrats, have turned down the call from their legislatures to investigate Planned Parenthood. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota, and now Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state have come out against investigating to see if illegal fetal harvesting is taking place at Planned Parenthood affiliates in their state.
Inslee also took the requests as an opportunity to praise the abortion giant.
In the midst of a national uproar over the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting fetal organs for profit, senators are banding together to call for an end to the taxpayer funding of the abortion corporation.
Senator Joni Ernst (IA), along with Senators Rand Paul (KY), James Lankford (OK) and 21 co-sponsors, introduced S.1881., a important piece of legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood.
Earlier this month, presidential candidate Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) found the need to apologize for mentioning at the Netroots Nations conference that “all lives matter.”
The mostly black audience was not too pleased to hear O’Malley say “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.” They booed him off the stage, and O’Malley claimed “it was a mistake on my part” and apologized while on This Week in Blackness.
For some to be up in arms because O’Malley dared to mention that “all lives matter” is a scenario many find to be ridiculous. One particular commentary, by Howard Kurtz, said that O’Malley “wimped out.” Kurtz also criticized O’Malley for his “missed opportunity” with Planned Parenthood and abortion….
McConnell used a tactic called “filling the tree,” made popular by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid when he was majority leader to block Republicans from being able to offer amendments to Democratic bills. “Filling the Tree” is when the allotted time for amendments is loaded by the leader, generally with small, insignificant measures favored by the majority leader, who controls the process, crowding out everyone else.
During this June and July, four sitting governors, all Republicans, declared their candidacy for the presidency. Let’s took a look at where they stand on life.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
On June 24, Governor Bobby Jindal announced his candidacy. His state of Louisiana was ranked the most pro-life state by Americans United for Life for 2015, and has consistently been ranked the first or second state since 2009.
Like most of the presidential candidates, Ben Carson has reacted to the release ofvideos from the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the abortion giant’s fetal parts business.
On Carson’s campaign website there is a petition, which includes a link to the investigative video, and proclaims that:
We the undersigned insist that our tax dollars not be used in any way with Planned Parenthood in light of their Baby Organ Harvesting Programs.
The day the first video was released, and during that week, Dr. Carson, who is a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, tweeted his response and called on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started a fast-track process Friday on legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding in the wake of two controversial videos showing officials discussing delivery of fetal parts.
The Republican leader began “Rule 14,” which will let the legislation skip the committee process and be placed on the Senate calendar so it can be brought up for a floor vote.
However, while Congress is investigating, House Speaker John Boehner is strikingly noncommittal on how much action he’ll push for beyond that:
Q: By September 30, the House needs to pass a bill to fund HHS for fiscal year 2016. Will that law–whether it’s a stand-alone appropriations or a CR–fund Planned Parenthood?
A: Listen, the Planned Parenthood issue is under review by two of our committees. Listen, I’ve seen these two videos. They’re gruesome, and I think they’re awful. That’s why the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Judiciary Committee are doing an investigation. I expect we will have hearings, and the more we learn, the more it will educate our decisions in the future.