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RINO Lawmaker Susan Collins Defends Planned Parenthood

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Susan Collins is a perfect example of a RINO (Republican in name only). She claims to be Republican, yet continues to stand against the platform’s beliefs.

Conservatives are against the murder of the unborn, and therefore we are against the government funding of Planned Parenthood. We have not said they must shut down, even though we would like them to. However, we have said that we will no longer fund them with the American tax dollars. Susan Collins disagrees.

 The Hill reports:

Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) continued to break with some of her party’s priorities on Sunday, speaking out against defunding Planned Parenthood as part of the Senate’s recently unveiled healthcare legislation.

“It makes absolutely no sense to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” Collins told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”

The moderate Republican’s comments come just days after Senate Republicans revealed proposed legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, which would defund the nonprofit, which provides women’s health services and abortions.

The bill moves to defund Planned Parenthood for a year by blocking Medicaid reimbursements.

“There are already longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion, so this is not what this debate is about. And Planned Parenthood is an important provider of healthcare services, including family planning and cancer screenings for millions of Americans, particularly women,” she continued.

“I am optimistic we’ll prevail on that issue,” Collins said, referring to amending the legislation.

Planned Parenthood distributed the clip of the GOP lawmaker praising the organization on Sunday.

 

Healthcare is NOT a constitutional right. Neither is forcing people to pay for abortion when it goes against everything they believe in.

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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