"This effort has nothing to do with limiting anyone's access to healthcare", remarked #ProtestPP co-director Mark Harrington, also head of the pro-life group Created Equal.
We always knew that it takes 60 votes to pass an appropriations bill through the Senate.
Trump's takeaway - the proposal that the organization divide its interests - only seemed to demonstrate a persistent misunderstanding of how Planned Parenthood gets its funding. "The Planned Parenthood legislation needs to be in the reconciliation bill as it is, because that's how you get it into law", Ryan stated.
Regarding Planned Parenthood's refusal of President Trump's offer at the time, American Life League President Judie Brown said in a statement that she believed this showed that all Planned Parenthood really cared about was abortion. So, we feel very comfortable we are working hand in glove with the administration to advance our pro-life priorities.
The Hyde Amendment has barred the use of federal funds to pay for abortion since 1976. A bill like this one requires 60 votes, whereas the budget reconciliation measure - which is how Republicans are handling the repeal of Obamacare and the defunding of Planned Parenthood - only needs 51.
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According to the NY Times story published Tuesday, Planned Parenthood denounced Ivanka's suggestion of splitting the organization in two due to their belief that abortion was central to their mission. For example, 54 percent of the voters surveyed said they are less likely to vote for their GOP congressman if they vote to defund Planned Parenthood, while only 30 percent who said they would be more likely to support them.
"This created unnecessary and unsafe obstacles for women seeking safe, legal abortion, causing women to have to drive hundreds of miles and to delay care", Planned Parenthood wrote in a statement.
"The funding bill announced last night will allow us to continue to make critical investments in defense, border and aiding communities with [the] opioid crisis", Majority Leader Sen.