White House Promises Obama Will Veto Republican Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

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President Obama is standing by Planned Parenthood as the White House confirmed that he will veto the Republican bill to defund the organization.

According to The Hill:

The White House on Friday threatened a veto on any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.

A budget measure that strips funding from the organization “is certainly something that would draw a presidential veto,” press secretary Josh Earnest said.

“We have routinely opposed the inclusion of ideologically driven riders” in budget bills, Earnest added.

This veto threat is larger than most because Ted Cruz and House Republicans are threatening to shut down the government if Planned Parenthood is not defunded. Cruz is set to deploy the same tactics that he used in 2013 to shut down the government when he attempted to defund Obamacare.

The 2013 shutdown was a complete disaster, and House and Senate Republicans will be under the same kind of pressure to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood. The Obama veto threat is the first shot in what could be an ugly showdown in September. This White House is opposed to ideological add-ons in budget bills. That means that when Cruz and his House conservative allies pressure Boehner and McConnell into adding a provision that defunds Planned Parenthood to the budget bills, Republicans will be putting the wheels in motion for a government shutdown.

Republicans in Congress have been trying this same failed stunt for years. Republicans always convince themselves that they have found the golden ticket to make Obama blink, but the President has stood his ground and not batted an eye. In the end, Republicans always cave under the pressure of the crisis that they created bring down the President.

Nothing has changed. Republicans are going to fail again because the White House has made it clear that President Obama is not going to be intimidated.

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50 Replies to “White House Promises Obama Will Veto Republican Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood”

  1. I can’t stand the republican, they are so stupid. I hope Obama does veto defunding the planned parenthood. I didn’t vote the them to be the majority.

  2. …aaand another hissy fit crying that the President refuses to work in a bipartisan manner…
    …in 3

  3. Hard hitting quotes about “Pro-Life” Anti-Abortion Activists. Every time a legislators passes a law to restrict abortion, defund abortion procedures they are increasing the Maternal Death Rate. Every time a Catholic Hospital mandates Doctors to refuse abortion options to a woman, they are increasing the Maternal Death Rate. Every time a clinic that serves women and abortion services are picketed, bombed, or harassed, they are increasing the Maternal Death Rate. Every time a Pregnancy Crisis center opens and gives false information about abortions the Maternal Death Rate increases. Our taxes in the form of non-profits tax free status should be removed, and the government should be educating the public on the harm of these groups to women.
    Republicans Are Killing Women: US Maternal Death Rate Climbs; Female Deaths Rise In GOP Counties http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/01/15/republicans-are-killing-women-us-maternal-death-rate-climbs-female-deaths-rise-in-gop-counties/

  4. Well, isn’t this special
    story (from the anti-abortion LifeSiteNews) is getting a lot of attention
    on the right:

    Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of
    a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and
    financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The
    charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its

  5. Jim Crow strikes again. Anti-abortion laws strip citizens of their constitutional rights. Because ‘religion.’

  6. I love the way this pres. shoves the faces of the thugs into the very muck they created. Thank you again Mr. Pres.Only a few more months and you are free…

  7. In what way was the 2013 shutdown a disaster for Republicans? What were the repurcussions? Republicans were rewarded with control of the Senate and Cruz’ Green Eggs and Ham stunt secured him a first class ticket on the election year free money gravy train.

  8. I don’t know which is worse! the GOP or the average american! the GOP is beyond full of $HIT but the average american just buys it!! for you republican TROLLS! I’m gonna slap some sense in that neanderthal noggin of yours! The GOP pulled the same pathetic transparent BULL$HIT ploy on ACORN! remember that dumba$s white boy the GOP gave a camera to?! SAME BULL$HIT, different scheme! Now it’s planned parenthood selling BABY BODY PARTS! REALLY? SERIOUSLY!? are YOU that god damn gullible to believe that LIE? don’t answer! I already know. Why shall I be surprised!? this coming from the party who didn’t know Hawaii was one of the 50 STATES! who swears our first A.A. president is THE SATAN himself! BTW remember 2005 to 2006? YOU republicans had the senate and the house AND the WHITEHOUSE the 109th CONGRESS! if your GOP hero’s REALLY wanted to END abortion, WHY didn’t it when then? YOU idiots are so gullible! they USE YOU for votes! the GOP doesn’t want to eliminate abortion!

  9. Of course he will veto such a bill, because the President knows that (1) women should be able to control their own reproductive destiny and (2) Planned Parenthood provides much needed medical care to women, men, and children.

    This is an election ploy and honestly, no one who supports Planned Parenthood specifically and abortion rights generally, is buying these doctored videos. In fact, I read the other day that donations to Planned Parenthood have actually increased since this smear campaign again.

    The bottom line is this: A woman has a right to make her own health care decisions, just as men do. We don’t need some legislator in the doctor’s office with us; we’re not breakable china, we can take care of ourselves and make our decisions – as we have been for years and years and years and years.

  10. while I clicked like on your post and agree with most of it keep this in mind….. The republicans only won for 2 reasons. Voter apathy, and gerrymandering. If Democrats had turned out to vote the GOP would not be the majority in the Senate. In the house Democratic candidates actually had over a million more votes than republican candidates. If it wasn’t for gerrymandering the republicans would almost be an insignificant minority.

  11. The mother and her doctor. You on the other hand cannot speak for someone else healthcare so deal with it and STFU.

  12. It’s a parasite. Men do not ejaculate teeny pre-formed humans in their sperm. Women’s eggs are not like chicken eggs with a shell.

    The woman’s constitutional right to dispose of her body parts as she sees fit is inalienable.
    What you are advocating is Jim Crow – stripping citizenship for the individual and handing them over as State property.

  13. Sorry. On this topic I believe woman’s choice is correct in the first term, but fetus/baby rights after they are viable to live outside the womb.

  14. Straw argument. When baby is viable in the third term, it should not be aborted. Opinions on this topic are varied and many.

  15. Of course President Obama will veto this bill. The GOP knew that! They rushed it through knowing it would be vetoed. Now they can tell their constituents they stood up for the unborn but that Muslim, Kenyan president showed his dictatorship skills and shot them down!

  16. Straw argument you say. Back in the early 70’s my mother best friend gave birth, Now being a child I really. didn’t understand but something went wrong. Now we are talking before science could make certain determinations. During childbirth my mothers friend died during childbirth.

    Years later I ask my Mother what happen when I could understand. She told ne the fetus was not viable and in order to save it the mother died. Now we are talking about when medical science didn’t know what they know now. The fetus didn’t survive and from the little bit that I was told it was deformed.

    Why am I telling this I don’t know but if my wife who we have had 3 babies in 19 years if one of them would have put her life in danger then I would say cancel Christmas for that fetus. That may be cruel to you but I suspect whatever man in your life would feel the same way

  17. Rick Santorum and his wife made the choice to abort the baby they were expecting because it was endangering his wife.Now he preaches no abortions for any reason. Hypocrite much?

  18. Number one – abortions are legal.
    Also the government, including Mitch McConnell voted for fetal tissue to be used
    for scientific purposes.

  19. I am glad that the Democrats that ran away from the president mostly lost. they aren’t worth breath. How does a democrat so easily turn coward and roll over for these thugs. Abortion is but a small part of Planned Parenthood. the republican can only win by cheating the vote and they are effective at cheating. Always have been.

  20. Diane, it is not possible to abort a viable fetus in the third trimester. People like you have been spouting this bullshit for years. I take it back, you can abort in the third trimester, it’s called inducing and 8 of my 9 grandchildren were either induced or c-section. But this idiocy that a woman can suddenly decide at any time during her pregnancy to terminate with the intent to destroy the fetus is bullshit.

  21. I have never said anything about the possible death of the mother. I agree with your argument that the life of the mother is paramount. Even though it is a small amount, when the life of the mother is not in jeopardy and the baby is viable, no abortion should occur. And 1-2% are third term abortions.

  22. So let me get this right. You don’t want sex ed taught unless its abstinence. You want to stop all forms of birth control because in the minds of zealots its abortion and if you get pregnant you are on your own unless you have an insurance policy that pays for pre-natel care? Is it something I am forgetting?

  23. Guess who is right in the middle of all this left wing crap and has been advising the asswipe cruz? Ginni fckin Thomas, the idiot wife of the Supreme asshole, Clarence Thomas. Talk about a conflict of interest.

  24. Fetal tissue research has been with us a long time—and it’s saved lives

    Despite the sweaty claims of a group of liars intent on gutting Planned Parenthood because their extremist religion doesn’t believe women they don’t know should get certain medical care they personally don’t agree with, there is nothing remarkable about donating fetal tissue for research. Or to put that another way, there is something very remarkable about donating fetal tissue for research. For starters, it helped cure polio.
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  25. John, we had the lowest turnout since Truman and many Hispanic voters were told (I believe in error) that there was NO difference between Democrats and Republicans so stay at home in protest.

  26. Planned Parenthood does.

    By helping to insure that woman can have a kid when she’s ready to- thus insuring that the kid is wanted and nurtured to the best of the parent’s ability.

    A tidbit for you to chew on Ms. Duggar wannabe.

  27. LMFAO after reading @dianelw’s nonsensical BS, doesn’t this feel like @robert all over again?? Listen, I’m gonna say this loud and clear, republicans are a CULT! a cult of the DAMNED! a cult of IGNORANCE and FEAR! a cult of HATE and irrational behavior! BTW it’s mainly the FEAR and IGNORANCE that draws in 99% of them! So @dianelw, YOU keep throwing stuff up here and WE’LL keep laughing at YOU.

  28. To appreciate the dumbing down of American politics, consider this: Conservative Republicans, indignant about abortion, are trying to destroy a government program that helps prevent 345,000 abortions a year.
    Inevitably in politics there are good ideas and bad ideas. But occasionally there are also moronic ideas — such as the House Republican proposal to kill America’s main family planning program, Title X.

    The upshot would be more pregnancies, more abortions, more AIDS, more sexually transmitted infections and more women dying of cervical and breast cancer. Ending the program would impoverish young mothers and impede the formation of stable two-parent families that conservatives rightly argue help overcome poverty. ,,,

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