Today Senate Democrats rallied enough support to block a bill that, if passed, would eliminate Planned Parenthood’s government funding. Good news, indeed — but we’re not yet out of the woods. GOP leaders are steadfast in their resolve to defund the organization, even if their efforts lead to another government shutdown.
In order to proceed, S.1881 required 60 favorable votes which would have in turn trumped the Democratic filibuster obstructing debate. The final tally was 53-46.
Nonetheless, celebration tonight is cautious. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards who, in a Monday evening press release, calls the bill “cruel and nonsensical” urges supporters to steel themselves for continued attacks.
We won the battle, but the war isn’t over: Anti-abortion politicians vowed to do everything in their power to cut patients off from care.
According to the Washington Post, “more than a third…
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