Senate fails to defund Planned Parenthood

Democrats played the filibuster card to stop a Senate bill to defund Planned Parenthood, with Republicans being unable to come up with the 60 votes to stop debate.  The vote was 53-46.   Contrary to what pro-abortion apologists were arguing, the bill would not lead to more abortions by keeping women from getting contraceptives.  The money presently going to Planned Parenthood would be transferred to medical clinics, which would give out contraceptives and health services to women, but not perform abortions.

Now the effort to stop the half a billion fungible tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood will shift to the budgetary process, as well as to state governments.

You can see how your Senator voted by clicking the link after the jump.

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Planned Parenthood fights back against defunding

We taxpayers give Planned Parenthood a half-billion dollars a year, something a measure that goes before the Senate as early as this evening would end.  So the abortion-industrial complex has issued talking points for its followers (see this and this in a single issue of the Washington Post) arguing that to defund Planned Parenthood would be a pro-abortion bill.  The reasoning being that if the organization can’t give give out contraceptives, then there will be more abortions.

But even if you accept the premise that contraceptives are a good thing, Obamacare makes them free from any drug store!  And even those who don’t have health insurance, even the government-subsidized plans, can get them free from community health clinics.  There are 9,059 of those, compared to 669 Planned Parenthood offices.  Even taking abortion off the table, why should taxpayers give all that money to Planned Parenthood AND the community clinics AND the insurance companies in Obamacare? [Read more...]

Special Planned Parenthood edition

Today is a special Saturday edition of the Cranach blog, featuring a wealth of material on the Planned Parenthood scandal.  It’s almost impossible for us to keep up with the story of that organization’s brutality, grisly practices, and coverups.

David Daleiden, The founder of the Center for Medical Progress, the organization that made those surreptitious videos of Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue trafficking, said that there are nine more damning videos to come.  The fourth one has already been released–see below–leaving 8 to go. Each release seems to give the lie to the organization’s previous attempt at justifying itself, forcing the group to keep changing its story.  Daleiden also addressed criticism from abortion supporters:  No, the embarrassing details are not a function of misleading editing.  The full unedited footage is available on the organization’s website.  There are 300 hours of undercover video.  No, the taping was not illegal.  The group was careful to follow local laws on recording conversations.  Details after the jump.

Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist is covering the scandal thoroughly.  Today’s other posts are links to her stories, which detail not just what’s on the tapes but Planned Parenthood’s pathetic, desperate, and exceedingly weak attempts to defend what it does.

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The 4th Video

They keep getting worse, and more damning:

8 Shocking Moments From 4th Planned Parenthood Video.

The video Planned Parenthood is trying to block

Blocked Planned Parenthood Video May Show ‘Prima Facie Evidence Of Born Alive Infants’.

Developments in The Planned Parenthood Scandal

10 Quick, Important Developments On The Planned Parenthood Scandal.