If this past month has showed us anything, it is that the Republican leadership in Washington has failed us over and over again. To be specific, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been playing games left and right, saying one thing and doing another. Under his leadership corporate issues such as the Highway Bill and the Ex-Im Bank were prioritized and pushed through while conservative, commonsense legislation like increased Iran sanctions and the defunding of Planned Parenthood were stifled by the Majority Leader.
Now, Planned Parenthood is on the chopping block, and all conservatives are asking the question, “what is Republican leadership going to do about it?”
Certainly, counting on leaders like McConnell and Boehner will not do any good; they’ve failed us multiple times.
As of late, undercover videos of talks with Planned Parenthood officials and doctors have showed many discussions over the selling of fetal tissue. Not only is this immoral but it is also illegal.
These findings have gotten many fired up over the issue of abortion and what they can do to cut federal funding from the horrible organization. Plagued by moral and legal issues at the very core of its existence, taxpayers must not be forced to fund Planned Parenthood any longer.
Some conservative leaders, like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), have vowed to cut funding from Planned Parenthood, despite an overwhelming support of the organization by Democrats and many Establishment Republicans. To achieve what some would call this “long fought battle against abortion”, conservatives need to take any measures necessary. For example, attaching a bill to defund Planned Parenthood to a vital piece of legislation, say the budget of the federal government, would make it much more possible that the organization could be officially defunded by the end of the year.
Instead of doing this, the Senate is voting on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood this evening that will surely be vetoed by the President. If they were truly serious about this vote then they would have considered Sen. Mike Lee’s amendment to defund Planned Parenthood because it was attached to the Highway Bill which was on deadline to pass and would have given them considerable leverage.
Cruz said that he would do whatever was necessary in order to end Planned Parenthood. It is exactly that kind of attitude that we need in order to get things done in Washington. To fight against these horrible attacks on children, women, and families in general, conservatives need to be willing to take up their arms and fight against the lies and evil deeds of organizations like Planned Parenthood. Let’s call McConnell out on his weak leadership and demand he take the defunding Planned Parenthood seriously.
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