from Jennifer Mesko at Focus on the Family
For the second time this year, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to stop sending taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Senate, however, was quick to run in the opposite direction, with 58 senators voting in favor of funding the nation’s largest abortion business.
The House voted 241-185 on the measure, and 240-185 to defund the widely unpopular health care law. The Senate voted 47-53 on the health care funding bill.
We need seven more pro-life senators in the 2012 election to vote out Planned Parenthood funding. Seven more senators to take over the Senate from the Culture of Death. And a President who is not in love with abortion. We'll have to elect them, those who are in the Senate have now voted twice to fund abortion and human trafficking.
As Ann Coulter so aptly put it. "On this aborted fetus, Democrats plant their flag. Abortion is the ONLY hill on which Democrats are willing to die.
And then, totally by accident, Republicans stumbled onto the Democrats' Achilles heel. Among their specific defunding proposals, Republicans had suggested taking mere peanuts away from Planned Parenthood.The Democrats responded: NO! WE'LL CUT 40 BILLION! JUST DON'T TOUCH PLANNED PARENTHOOD!
All the Republicans had to do was threaten to cut federal funding for abortion, and they won $40 billion in spending cuts overnight.
How sad is it that so many Catholics re-elect them when it is clear that abortion is the only area on which they will not compromise.
I pray that if we make a big deal out of each Senator's vote on Planned Parenthood funding, that at least some Catholics will listen to their bishops and vote pro-life next election.
My soon to be 18 year old daughter plans to .