If there is one constant with the Democratic Party, other than the given pursuit of identity politics, it would be the never-ending effort to steer money to the country’s leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was under fire last week when the Democrat tried to slip a provision in the $8.3 billion bill that provided emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the outbreak of the Chinese virus COVID-19.
In effect, Democrats tried to skirt the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and life endangerment.
And as the Trump White House and the Senate effectively reach an agreement on a massive $2 trillion-plus coronavirus relief package late Tuesday to boost the reeling economy and help the American people, there was reportedly another attempt to make Planned Parenthood eligible for relief.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, nailed the attitude many have when it comes to the party’s obsession with abortion.
Cruz took to Twitter to respond to a tweet from Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis, who reported that he was told a remaining snag in the stimulus agreement was that Democrats “want abortion providers like Planned Parenthood to be eligible for aid under the small business portion of the bill.”
“This is why everyone hates Washington politics,” the senator tweeted. “Millions of Americans are suffering and the Democrats are holding desperately-needed relief hostage for funds to support abortion.”
This is why everyone hates Washington politics. Millions of Americans are suffering and the Democrats are holding desperately-needed relief hostage for funds to support abortion. https://t.co/qqDTDElMZk
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 24, 2020
Dennis reported that Republicans had put in language barring nonprofits that receive Medicaid funding, which includes Planned Parenthood, from accessing aid included in the package.
Citing a Democratic aide, the reporter said the opposition claimed that the language affected nonprofits other than Planned Parenthood, naming nursing homes, mental health providers, rape crisis centers, home health agencies, and group homes for people with disabilities.
Another certainty in American politics is that when it comes to killing unborn babies, there’s no middle ground.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
We should turn all planned parenthoods into pregnancy life centers and redirect the money.
— fitethegoodfite 🕯 (@fitethegoodfite) March 25, 2020
THANK YOU for standing up to the DEMS. This is not the time to be pushing your own agenda…this is time to go to work for the American people! Keep fighting for America. #COVID
— Cheryl Fontenot (@StoreyLine) March 25, 2020
I do not trust this bill, Ted. Please stay on this. Incredible that I have to rely on senators from other states to do the right thing because I don’t trust @KamalaHarris or @SenFeinstein to protect me and other citizens.
— WarriorMama (@warriormama1019) March 24, 2020
No No No No!! No money for abortions!!! Stand your ground Republicans!!!
— Brenda Harshman (@BrendaHarshman4) March 24, 2020
Democrats are evil sick people!! They keep screaming science this & science that, yet its PROVEN SCIENCE a baby feels pain at 8 weeks, yet they continue to fight for their murder!! Now they’re holding a Country in crisis hostage to keep murdering!
— CT (@CTomme2) March 25, 2020
Don’t let them get away with that, or the voting shenanigans or funding non national emergency issues. @speakerpelosi @TheDemocrats should be ashamed. Screwing Americans again. We will remember election day. Two Dem friends just changed to Republican over this b.s.
— The Original Randy California (@RandyCalifornia) March 24, 2020
An old Democrat ploy.
They demand a hundred times what they want knowing they’ll never get most of it and then pretend to ‘give in’ at the last minute to get the stuff they wanted in the first place.
Say NO to abortion mills who already get way too much in taxpayer subsidies.
— Ed LaRose (@metaphorsbwithu) March 24, 2020
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