Bernie Sanders Rips Senate Republicans For Trying To Defund Planned Parenthood

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Sen. Bernie Sanders tore into Senate Republicans for harming the health of 2.7 million women with a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood.

In a statement, Sanders said:

The attempt by Senate Republicans to cut off support for Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health. Stripping funding for Planned Parenthood would punish the 2.7 million Americans, especially low-income women, who rely on its clinics for affordable, quality health care services including cancer prevention, STI and HIV testing and general primary health care services.

The current attempt to discredit Planned Parenthood is part of a long-term smear campaign by people who want to deny women in this country the right to control their own bodies.

Let’s be clear: Federal funding for Planned Parenthood does not pay for abortions. The vast majority of government funding that Planned Parenthood receives is through Medicaid reimbursements. Cutting that funding will be devastating to the health needs of millions of women who desperately need the quality services Planned Parenthood provides.

The videos that are the basis for the latest attack on the rights of women were heavily and obviously edited, but none of that matters to Senate Republicans who are always looking for a way to pander to an extreme segment of their extremist supporters.

The reality that Planned Parenthood provides vital health services to millions of women. What Senate Republicans are attempting to do with this legislation would literally kill women by denying them access to basic care. Abortions represent only 3% of all services provided by Planned Parenthood, and no federal money is used to pay for abortion services.

Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on the legislation to defund Planned Parenthood for next week, but the American people need to speak out against this shameful, deeply partisan, and deceptive attack on women before the Republicans take their show vote on a piece of legislation that will never become law while President Obama is in office.

57 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Rips Senate Republicans For Trying To Defund Planned Parenthood”

  1. How dare the republicans try to take away this right that every woman has, that the Supreme Court gave all woman. Going to Planned Parenthood for an abortion is a right, It is a woman’s God given right to abort a beautiful baby whenever she pleases. The republicans need to pull their heads out of their butts. Woman can’t just go to a CVS, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart to get cheap birth control. they shouldn’t have to spend the 4 dollars to get a months supply, it should be FREE and don’t get me on starving a woman from getting affordable health care she can’t just go to any other clinic to get the exact same treatments done and still be using tax payers money. It is her right to take from the middle class so she can do as she pleases. This is so appalling. I think Republican hate woman and their happiness, that’s why they are trying to stop minority woman from having beautiful children, rather than Planned Parenthood telling them to kill their children, because P.P. actually cares about wo…

  2. Dummy I know you graduated from the school of dumbasses but a fetus is not a baby. Look it up in your own god damn bible if you can read

  3. Weird, whenever our doctor is talking about our baby, who is not yet born, she always says baby, not it looks like your fetus is looking healthy. We must have gone to the same University. Why are you angry? LOVE is LOVE, it doesn’t matter who you vote for.

  4. Again dumbass the medical term is a fetus. What a doctor tells you in order to personalize it for don’t mean jack

  5. you’re wasting your breath on this one… clearly he and his are bent on adding another to the shallow end and producing another Republican voter…

    he probably doesn’t believe in science unless it dovetails with a preconceived notion of conception…

    he thinks he’s being nuanced and that you’re arguing semantics…

  6. Settle down there. True I never went to the Mayo Clinic but I am going to still stick with the personalized approach. I like to look at the positive, as well as, the potential these babies have. I Want to support babies rights or in your case Fetus rights. Why don’t you want to support their rights?

  7. …you mean the part about it becomes a person when The Lord breathes the breath of life into thier lungs???

  8. Because again according to your bible they are not human till they take their first breath. Now is god a liar?

  9. Rich,

    With all due respect, until you can squeeze something the size of a watermelon out of a hole the relative size of a lemon after it’s wreaked havoc on your body for 9 months while also taking on all the possible health risks (like death)that come along with it,, then shut up.

    And don’t tell me about going to CVS and getting “cheap” birth control. Do you know how much birth control costs? No, you don’t. Not all women can take the same birth control – it’s not one size fits all, you know. Not to mention the fight women are having right now not just with their insurance companies to get coverage, but now we’re dealing with pharmacists who don’t think women should take birth control and therefore won’t fill their prescriptions and are having to be sued.

    So kindly take your disingenuous self on out of here, because YOUR opinion as it concerns a woman’s reproductive choices are IRRELEVANT.

    I imagine it’s that irrelevance that really bothers you.

  10. Honestly, Rich, does this need to be explained to you like you’re a six year old? Stop your concern-trolling. It doesn’t fly.

  11. I am glad to see that you have settled down. God does not lie but the bible also isn’t perfect, you shouldn’t assume things. The Bible contradicts itself plenty of times, but we have other tools to get the whole truth. Obviously an unborn baby can die, it is living, it has a heart beat and a brain. Why wouldn’t that be considered to be anything but some tissue inside of a woman’s body? Are you okay with abortion at any time during the pregnancy?

  12. Psalm 137:9

    “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.”

    And if a prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet. Ezekiel 14:9

  13. What a bunch of nonsense. I am in favor of a women’s right to choose in consultation with her doctor. Now if the fetus is not viable and the mother’s life is in danger then she should be allowed o abort. Contrary to your strawman argument of you can have an abortion at anytime even you being homeschooled and all would realize if a women carry the baby almost full term she is not going to wake up and say nevermind

  14. Please take your violent, pornographic tome of lies, fantasies, and fairy tales along with your imaginary friend somewhere else. your proselytizing is violating my religious freedom.

  15. if she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry,

    Numbers 27.

    If abortion is so evil why is it ok in the Bible?

  16. Do you have to have sex? Should I have to give you money so you can have sex? If you don’t want to have a baby it is pretty simple to not get pregnant, don’t have sex. Now if you do want to have sex and then you have the possibility of getting pregnant. Maybe we as a society need to grow up a little and be responsible for our own actions.

  17. Rich, if a family cannot afford another mouth to feed, then they have to make the choice. Unless, of course, you want to pay to feed them.

  18. Rich, shut your mouth. You are not a woman. Planned Parenthood treats women for a variety of diagnoses, not just pregnancy. Your refusal to accept that abortion is legal and has been for decades, and is NOT paid for by federal funds, shows that you are here just to pass time away and spout your crap.

    STFU. When you become pregnant, then you can have a say about women’s rights.

  19. Okayyyy, now you want to dictate when people can and cannot have sex.

    Mr. Righteous, sorry to disappoint you, people have sex for many reasons, not just to procreate. Furthermore, you must live a very repressed life.

  20. This isn’t news. What is news is Hillary saying she found certain pictures from the videos “disturbing” and calling for an investigation of ALL abortionists, not just Planned Parenthood. Way to keep abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” Hillary!

  21. If you don’t want to have a baby it is pretty simple to not get pregnant, don’t have sex.

    Tell me Rich. Are you also against Gay Marriage? Because I’ve noticed that for all the sex that goes on in gay marriages- no one gets preggers as a result.

  22. I would appreciate it if you could explain it to me. I just can’t fathom how anyone would be okay with killing an unborn baby for any other reason other than if it were to put the mothers life at risk. Even that, I would risk my own life for my child, why are so many people okay with destroying a life? I am more okay with giving my tax dollars to raise a child then to abort a child.

  23. On one hand you claim to want to support ‘baby rights’.

    Yet if someone has the baby, you start whining about how them doing so is taking away from the middle class.

    You’re not pro-life, you’re anti-other people getting laid.

  24. Why would it be ok to abort a child?

    Read your Bible Rich- for once.

    27 If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry,

    Hypocrite.

  25. No you wont give your money to the unwash because they chose to have sex without asking your counsel on your brand of morality. Hypocrite. The baby jeabus is pissed at you right now

  26. OK, I see you DO need things explained to you like you’re a 6 year old.

    YOU are not giving ME money for anything. Your tax dollars do not pay for abortion services; your tax dollars do not pay for me to get birth control at the pharmacy.

    And your tax dollars in no way, shape or form give you the right to make reproductive choices for me.

    Now, if you need further explanation, might I suggest you consult some legitimate text on the subject? By legitimate I mean, of course, something that appears on official government websites; perhaps Planned Parenthood’s own tax filings (they are extensive since they receive contributions and tax dollars); and even some scholarly works on the subjects, especially having to do with both the physical and sociological factors that are in play when a woman gets pregnant, especially when she is young and poor? You might also consider reading the health care law, along with the relevant text on the birth control mandate.

    Good day.

  27. What if we kept planned parenthood and the good moral things that they do but got rid of their abortion services. I don’t think any big, fat, racist, bigot, hater republican would even mind that. We just care about the minority who have no say in things. Why would anyone want to stop abortion unless they really though it was a horrible practice. There is no reason, that’s why good people are trying to protect what could be millions more lives lost because so many people see no worth in an unborn baby.

  28. I continue to be astonished that MEN still decide whether contraception & abortion should be denied to WOMEN. Paternalistic, biblical views should have no place in legislative discussion. The beliefs & justifications of pro-lifers are rank hypocrisy. They whine about the “pre-born” but care nothing for the child post-birth. The pro-lifers are the first in line to push for capital punishment. Their right wing ideology strips children of food, shelter, education & medical/dental care. I have no respect for anyone who shares pro-lifer beliefs & it’s despicable that men are still trying to control women as if we’re children or second-class citizens.

  29. What an incredibly patronizing attitude.

    How about we mandate that anyone who is ‘concerned’ about abortion so much that they feel the need to dictate to others to try and get them to stop it- be required to adopt any and all foster kids around?

    I would imagine that you’d not care for my suggestion about forcing you into a situation you’d not much care for.

    Now why would that be?

  30. OK YOU POLYMORPHRODITE TEATARD LISTEN UP!!!
    You do NOT have the right to impose YOUR non-biblical personal beliefs on others…you pseudoChristians give me a pain where I sit; you base your ‘beliefs’ on twisted-outta-context text from the OLD TESTAMENT…that’s the JEWISH Book of Laws, Traditions, and Early History…if you are REALLY a Christian you base your faith on the Teachings of Jesus Christ…neither you nor Huckabee seem to even read ’em; probably because Jesus sounds like a liberal…and Paul is NOT the head of the church…from my readings he was a raging misogynist…
    …either stick with the truth or STFU!!!

  31. You guys seem so concerned about an unborn fetus, but as soon as it becomes a child you don’t want to feed it or be sure that it is educated. You don’t give a damn about it then. where does this CARE go then? Just wondering?

  32. …Right-to-Lifers…{Spits, misses trash can} all the programs that benefit the poor and middle class you are working to destroy…such as SNAP, care for new mothers, Obamacare…you are making it a crime NOT to bear the child EVEN IN CASE OF RAPE AND INCEST…but are condemning those newborn children to malnutrition, illness and all too often death…that goes at least triple for minority families, and single mothers…no food stamps, no immunizations, no checkups…just the emergency room…which all too often is too late.
    You only want to channel this countrys wealth and power to the 1% and destroy anything that helps the poor, elderly, and infirm…you know, the very people JESUS CHRIST told us to help…
    Anti-Christian, anti-American hypocritical creatures…

  33. She didn’t call for investigations into all abortionists. She said it raises questions not about Planned Parenthood but all institutions in this country that is involved in this process. She said this after having sung the praises of Planned Parenthood’s accomplishments, the good they have done for over a century. By the way, do you mean that you wouldn’t find some of those pictures disturbing?

  34. Mr. Dicky:
    The people that preach abstinence cant even achieve that repeatedly.
    Anyone think Rich is a Flush Rimbaugh parrot?

  35. You have no right to preach morals to anyone, or muse on the sex practices of others. You also have no right to make reproductive choices for women. This has been made plain to you; it should’ve sunk in by now.

  36. Also, with chronic poverty and unemployment there are higher incidences of child abuse. ALL children must be loved and wanted and it is very difficult for parents struggling to survive from day to day. The anti-abortion morons don’t want to hear about what happens to children who are abused and neglected.
    “Rich” and his ilk spew their ignorance and stupidity, when it is ALL about controlling what women do with their bodies. They hate contraception as well, but like to refer to it as a violation of their religious “liberty,” or “sluts” spending their tax dollars. Pathetic.

  37. If Hillary believes there should be an investigation, than congress and the Senate should be investigating the group with criminal ties that produced these fake videos. The videos outright lie and misrepresent the truth about fetal tissue donation, which is a common medical practice-Hillary knows that of course. CA AG Kamala Harris is investigating CMP for illegally recording PP employees, among other charges. Funny how the Repugs knew all about this farce way in advance of CMP’s attacks against Planned Parenthood.

  38. The Rude Pundit gets it, dear conservatives. Lady parts are mysterious and difficult to sort out. Sometimes they’re all up inside there and sometimes there are bits that are just hanging out there in the breeze. What the fuck is up with that, right? And as for what works for what things, which flaps and buttons are useable in sexual situations, where the hell the babies and pee come from, well, shit, there should probably be a freakin’ guidebook. Besides, have you actually touched lady parts? They’re all squishy and, if touched right, slick, like a hairless cat in the rain. Since we’re supposed to fear that which we don’t comprehend, of course you’re gonna do everything you can to make sure that women can’t enjoy their parts as much as men enjoy theirs. Of course you’re gonna punish women for having parts that you don’t understand. Of course, conservative women, you fear the pleasure in your parts or want to please your conservative men by punishing the poors so, hey, it’s all good.
    Read More
    http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-cruel-attempt-to-destroy-planned.html

  39. How long have you been a complete idiot? Did you dream of someday becoming the biggest moron, or did you decide to simply remain an imbecile?

  40. Hint: Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.

    YOU are so far beyond stupid we should actually see to it that you are euthanized, to protect against YOU EVER spawning demon defective offspring.

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