“Conservatives prepare to make stand on #DefundPlannedParenthood” |

 

The make-or-break moment for House conservatives to defund Planned Parenthood is here.Outraged by undercover videos on fetal tissue donation, conservatives are pushing to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part of legislation that would avert a government shutdown on Oct. 1.Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, spearheaded a letter to House GOP leaders shortly before lawmakers’ August recess that stated he and 17 other Republicans would not vote for any spending bill that continues funding for Planned Parenthood”.

 

 “But with Congress set to return to Washington this week, it remains to be seen whether Mulvaney and his allies can gather enough support to force the hand of leadership.Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), who has written legislation that would freeze Planned Parenthood funding for one year while Congress conducts an investigation into its fetal tissue program, says she doesn’t support using the government funding bill as leverage in the fight.”

Source: Conservatives prepare to make stand on Planned Parenthood | TheHill

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