Several Democrat senators running for re-election in red states voted to continue taxpayer funding for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood on Thursday. An amendment proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to a massive bill to fund the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services would have stripped Planned Parenthood of nearly half a billion dollars in federal taxpayer money that they receive each year. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 48 against to 45 in favor. All Senate Democrats voted against the amendment. (Two Republicans, pro-abortion Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, also voted
Late last month, the Missouri Democratic Party announced a new platform, containing an amendment that has since raised a great deal of controversy within the party. At their quarterly meeting, the Missouri Democratic Party approved updates to their ten-year-old platform and included an unexpectedly welcoming caveat for pro-life party members: We respect the conscience of each Missourian and recognize that members of our party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, such as abortion. We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength, and welcome into our ranks all Missourians who may hold
By now, you have probably heard that a Senate bill which would have stripped Planned Parenthood of over $500 million in federal funds annually has failed in the Senate by a vote of 53-46. But this isn’t the full story. Here are a few facts about last night’s vote that may surprise you: 1. Two Democrats voted for the bill. Democrats are generally indistinguishable on the subject of abortion. It is a sacred cow, the Law of the Land which should never be debated or changed. There are still a few holdouts, however, who have managed to survive Democratic crackdowns on heterodoxy.