Thursday, January 8, 2009

The new Congress

The 111th Congressional session began on January 6, 2009. The next couple of weeks will see a flurry of activity as hundreds of bills for various purposes will be introduced.

We, of course, are very interested in any bills that will promote the Planned Parenthood agenda or cut funding to that organization. In the latter category, Senator David Vitter introduced S. 85, which would significantly reduce government funding of Planned Parenthood. It is a “bill to amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.”

On the other side, Senator Harry Reid introduced S. 21, “A bill to reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women's health care.” This, despite its title, is a pro-abortion bill aimed at promoting programs that will result in millions of dollars going to Planned Parenthood.

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