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.
Susan Collins: “It makes absolutely no sense to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood.” pic.twitter.com/0QkZvJnUo6
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 25, 2017
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.
Susan Collins stops short of calling Planned Parenthood defunding language a dealbreaker for her, saying she and Murkowski want it removed.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 22, 2017
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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