Dingy Harry Reid is on record of saying that he'd rather see the federal government shut down rather than drop funding for Planned Parenthood. So who's being an "obstructionist" now???
I share Father Pavone's sentiments when he says that if the federal government is going to fund baby-killing, it deserves to be shut down, as it has abandoned its main purpose - the defense of all its citizens from unjust aggression.
So the progressives want the beheamoth shut down if Planned Parenthood is defunded; we pro-lifers say it should be shut down if it continues in the baby-killing business. It seems that both sides see the federal government as being rather expendible - and the greater bulk of it is. So let the shut-down happen! I for one don't see that as a problem. It's far better than the United States incurring more blood guilt for babies slain.