On Monday Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) did his best to kill federal funding to Planned Parenthood; sadly the Democrats were able to rally enough of their own to ensure that this would not happen. Yes, the Democrats in the Senate just voted to force taxpayers to continue subsidizing a company that murders more than 300,000 babies a year and then makes their already heinous crimes more gruesome by selling those dead children’s body parts to greedy ‘parts’ suppliers.
The entire business is disgusting and immoral… but the Democrat Party fully supports it.
The Defund Planned Parenthood lost the vote 53 – 46.
One Republican voted against his party and to continue funding Planned Parenthood, that was RINO Mark Kirk (R-IL) of Illinois. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who says he is pro-life did not vote on the measure.
Two Democrats joined the Republicans and voted to defund, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN). I’m thankful that these two Democrats chose to vote to defund, but sadly the rest of the party is as committed to death as ever.
Senator Paul made an impassioned plea before the vote on Monday, but in the end, his powerful words fell on deaf ears.
Thank you for fighting for us and for our children, Senator Paul.
There comes a time in the history of nations when a civilized people must stand up and decide whether or not life is important, whether or not life is something special, and whether or not there’s maybe something greater than just us that has to do with life.
It sickens me to me what’s been going on with Planned Parenthood. Some of my first memories of my children were the ultrasound that I saw before they were born. We still keep those. We now find out, though, that this technology that can do wonders, that can save babies, you can perform surgery now in the uterus and the baby can survive, these same techniques that are being used by Planned Parenthood to manipulate the baby into a position to harvest the baby’s organs.
I think all America should be sickened by this, but it should also trouble us if we are a society that’s not sickened by this. And I think the time has come to have a full-throated debate about this, and the time has come to end all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Some will say, well, where will people get their health? We have 9,000 community health centers and 700 Planned Parenthood clinics. Difference is abortion. In fact, you can get many things at a community health center you can’t get at Planned Parenthood.
But the only thing you get at Planned Parenthood that you can’t get anywhere else is abortion. This debate isn’t just about abortion. This debate is about little babies who haven’t given their consent. It’s about time we had a debate in our country about this, and it’s about time we said enough is enough.
The question is, can a civilization long endure that doesn’t respect life? Do we lose everything else about what makes us human if we’re unwilling to protect life? Can we stand up and defend our other rights if we’re not willing to stand up and defend the most basic of rights? So I come here today to ask my fellow senators to vote to defund Planned Parenthood, and I hope they will.
Thank you, Mr. President.
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