The House voted last evening on the stopgap measure to keep the government afloat while the final budget is in negotiation - without the Pence Amendment!!! Yes, that means that Planned Parenthood, at least for the time being, still has their sticky fingers in our pockets, using our tax dollars to murder babies. It appears that our so-called "intrepid" leadership rolled over and played dead right on the spot. Moreover, the measure lacked the language to defund the Obamacare abortion provisions.
However, kudos are due to Michele Bachmann, who voted against this measure on account of the betrayal contained therein. (I believe this is the roll call; if that's not the vote, please advise and I'll correct) I quote from Lifesite News: “Abortion is the watershed issue of our time. We shouldn’t have one red cent go for Planned Parenthood,” declared the Congresswoman, who said she was ready to fight “eyeball-to-eyeball” over the Pence amendment. “At some point you have to have a knock down, drag down fight. This is it.” Her last sentence is dead-on correct!
Ladies and gentlemen, if the Republicans roll over and play dead on this one without so much as a whimper, I frankly haven't much faith that they'll hold out when it really counts. I truly hope I'm proven to be incorrect on this. To that end, I urge us all to demand that Speaker Boehner appoint to that joint committee those individuals who will not budge when it comes to funding baby-murder. Michele Bachmann would be a great choice.
For more information, consult http://exposeplannedparenthood.net/
I wrote an open letter to the Speaker this past Monday. Here's another one.