A Step Towards Life

   Several weeks ago I posted an article using abortion as an example of how to bring the two warring factions within the GOP together.

  In that article I explained how we could use the cost of funding organizations such as Planned Parenthood to bring together the fiscal onlies and the more conservative faction of the GOP who care deeply about the rights of the unborn.

  In the article I suggested that we pull together to defund Planned Parenthood, and in so doing we would actually be satisfying both social conservatives,who want to save lives. And the fiscal conservatives, who want to cut federal spending.

  Well, I’m not going to try to take credit for it, but today the House Republicans did just that. They voted to defund Planned Parenthood. The amendment to the continuing resolution  was passed in a 240-185 vote. This cuts (ALL) federal funding for this terrible organization until Sept.30th when the next budget will come due.

  Now of course this hasn’t passed in the Senate yet, and it will surely face a hard fight in that chamber. But at least this is a step in the right direction, a step towards life.

  I applaud the courage of those Republican Representatives that had the strength of their principles and their values to actually dare to take on such a hot button issue.

  As I stated in my previous article, I don’t really care if they voted to defund based on their desire to save lives, or if they are just opposed to the over spending from the federal level. The result is the same. There will be fewer children murdered and the federal government will spend less money.

  This is the way forward for the GOP, a way to bring the two largest factions together to defeat liberalism.

  How can any member of the GOP be against this amendment? If you are pro-life, you win. If you are a fiscal conservative, you win. And the best part is, we should all be happy to have pulled together to pass this. There are other such issues out there. We need only put aside our long time disagreements to be able to see them.


4 Responses to “A Step Towards Life”

  1. Dan Kramer Says:

    It will take a lot of effort to get the senate vote for this Bill as it is will get the ball rolling, for more budget cutting.

  2. frankknotts Says:

    Agreed. But it also demonstrates exactly what the Democrats will go to the mat on. They will fight to the end to keep spending tax dollars on the killing of innocent babies, even in this down economy. It should make for a great ad in the 2012 election in some of these Senate races. That is if the GOP has the spine to use them.

  3. Dan Kramer Says:

    The way I see it, if the GOP does not use every thing available to them in 2012 then they will end up losing the House and the Senate. We got to many that want to give away the bank, they are the ones we need to get rid of and put in somebody that has the guts to say no when ever it is needed!

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