Thursday, April 7, 2011

Budget Impasse All About Federal Funding for Abortion

Both author Ramesh Ponnuru and Cardinal Burke have called the Democrats are the "Party of Death," and tonight there is more evidence for the charge.

From ABC News:

Still No Deal as Thursday Becomes Shutdown D-Day; Planned Parenthood Rider the Big Sticking Point, Sources Say

"His meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., having concluded, President Obama came to the White House briefing room this evening to report 'additional progress' had been made and 'differences have been narrowed.'

But outstanding issues remain, he cautioned, ones so important – to both sides - the president said he wouldn’t express 'wild optimism' that there will be a deal....

The language in the rider stripping some powers from the Environmental Protection Agency is being 'worked through,' the Democrat said. 'The stickiest issue will end up being Planned Parenthood.'

The House voted earlier this year to de-fund Planned Parenthood but 41 Democrats in the Senate already have said they would not support legislation ending funding to Planned Parenthood, making the matter one that could be filibustered. The White House has said the president would not agree to any ban on funding to Planned Parenthood."

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