Posted by: maboulette | November 29, 2015

SHUT DOWN PLANNED PARENTHOOD – I THINK NOT

Republicans couldn’t pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. They couldn’t shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood. They couldn’t prove that Planned Parenthood has done a single thing wrong — even after listening to hours of testimony and receiving tens of thousands of pages of documents.

But still congressional Republicans just can’t stop attacking women’s rights. The extremist right-wing House leadership team have created an entire new special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood and provide yet another forum for House Republicans to grandstand for political points from their extreme conservative base.

House Republicans committed to shutting down Planned Parenthood have already spent months wasting time and money to find no evidence of any wrongdoing, it’s time for them to be held accountable and it’s time for them to stop.

Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Shut down the Planned Parenthood special committee.

Two weeks ago, Obama told HBO’s Bill Simmons that any upcoming plans are still undergoing legal review. “There are maybe a few more that had to be scrubbed by lawyers because essentially, with every executive action, we can count on it being challenged by somebody in Congress or, in this case, the NRA. We want to make any executive action we take as defensible as possible legally.”

In Saturday’s statement, Obama said, “We don’t yet know what this particular gunman’s so-called motive was for shooting twelve people, or for terrorizing an entire community, when he opened fire with an assault weapon and took hostages at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado.”

“What we do know is that he killed a cop in the line of duty, along with two of the citizens that police officer was trying to protect. We know that law enforcement saved lives, as so many of them do every day, all across America,” he said. “And we know that more Americans and their families had fear forced upon the

“May God bless Officer Garrett Swasey and the Americans he tried to save — and may He grant the rest of us the courage to do the same thing,” the president added.

 

 

 

 


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