Sunday, July 26, 2015

Rand Paul Backing Down On Planned Parenthood Filibuster

According to media reports, Senator Rand Paul was hinting that he'd stage a filibuster to get Planned Parenthood defunded. That didn't happen but Paul is now claiming that the fight is just beginning...

(Inquistr) Rand Paul says it is unacceptable that his attempts to attach a rider defunding Planned Parenthood to a highway bill have failed, and that he will “use every Senate rule” to try to force a vote on the matter. Paul has been declaring his intentions to stop Planned Parenthood by any available means since a heavily edited video of a director of the program went viral. Friday morning, he says he learned that his first attempt had failed — but he’s not backing down.

According to the Blaze, a Rand Paul spokesperson confirmed that he had used certain Senate rules to fast-track his bill to a vote — a bill that would strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood.

You may be aware of the Planned Parenthood video that started Rand Paul on his mission. Though it was edited to appear as though the speaker admitted to illegally selling aborted fetal tissue, Planned Parenthood has explained that it is not illegal to donate tissue, nor to be reimbursed for reasonable costs, such as transportation...

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche