A vote on a 20-week abortion ban could come as soon as this month, but it’s not clear whether that will appease right-wing GOP lawmakers determined to defund Planned Parenthood.
Colorado Republicans will at best see a neutral response by general-election voters and at worst face a serious backlash in next year’s election as a result of their continued attacks on Planned Parenthood, political analysts say.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the obvious: The Senate doesn’t have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, and even if it did, President Obama would never sign off on it.
It’s not clear which proposal will be voted on, but the GOP-led House is likely to vote to defund Planned Parenthood shortly after the August recess.
It’s no surprise that Planned Parenthood came up at the GOP debate, but the substance of that debate was less about Planned Parenthood and more about whether abortion should be legal in the United States at all.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon mandate that corporations make public the ever-growing pay gaps between executives and workers after a series of delays that have for years frustrated congressional progressives.
Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s health services.
While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.
The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood’s funding to other providers of women’s health care, but critics say that simply wouldn’t work.
Sen. Rand Paul and his anti-choice colleague Sen. Ted Cruz, both 2016 presidential contenders, have pushed to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood in recent days.