House Passes This Historic Bill!
09/18/2015 05:54 PM
Source: Fox News
by: Fox News Online
The House voted Friday to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood for a year and curb some abortion practices, in the chamber’s first legislative response to videos showing the abortion provider’s tissue harvesting practices.
The Planned Parenthood “de-fund” bill passed 241-187, on a nearly party-line vote.
Hanging over the debate, though, was the possibility of a government shutdown showdown. Republican leaders brought the legislation to the floor as they try to address lawmakers’ outrage over the videos. Some conservatives originally wanted to demand Planned Parenthood be de-funded as part of a must-pass government budget bill; House leaders tried a different tack Friday with the two bills, which are not tied to the overall budget.
The stand-alone measures, though, stand little chance of becoming law. The Senate has not yet acted on the issue. And the bills not only face opposition from most Democrats but veto threats from the White House.
People must put pressure on the Senate and the President. We must stop these barbarians.