Hillary Clinton Slams Republicans for Plan to Shut Down Government Over Planned Parenthood

Speaker of the House John Boehner, in blind support to videos long proven to be pure fantasy, attacked President Obama yesterday in a tweet, claiming “President Obama’s blind support for this abortion business is indefensible.”

This “abortion business” has Republicans outraged to the extent that Carly Fiorina can invent incidents out of whole cloth that, bad as the videos are, are not even in the videos. And nobody challenges it. Not Republicans. Not the mainstream media. Democrats, to their credit, are standing with Planned Parenthood. Not only Obama, but Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Clinton, who has already shown herself ready to go toe to toe with Speaker John Boehner and his fellow House Republicans as they pursue their party’s War on Women, tweeted a message yesterday to Republicans to keep their hands off women’s healthcare – and the government as well:

Appearing on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer yesterday, Clinton condemned Boehner’s “emotionally, politically charged partisan attack” on Planned Parenthood:

Boehner meanwhile, released a statement yesterday that was blistering with false outrage, turning Planned Parenthood into another Benghazi, which, after all, is easy to do when both are fake scandals:

“Over the past three months, Americans have watched with shock as the grisly practices embraced by the abortion business have been exposed. When an organization dismembers and monetizes babies, we must all act. And so tomorrow the House will vote to defund this organization as our committees continue their work to get the whole truth, and make crystal clear that if you kill an infant born alive, you will be prosecuted.

“While the House prepares to take much-needed action, President Obama continues to hope this crisis will go away. He still has not watched these horrific videos, and his administration flatly dismisses any need for investigation. Such blind support for the abortion business is totally indefensible.

“Tomorrow I hope my colleagues in Congress will ignore the White House’s absurd veto threats, listen to the American people, and do the right thing. No organization that illegally harvests baby parts should receive taxpayer funds. And babies that survive abortions should get the same care provided to those born prematurely. This is about basic decency, and respect for all life.”

The House has already passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (H.R. 3134), with President Obama has promised to veto, and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504), which is another one of those Republican solutions to a problem that doesn’t exist.

Clinton, in contrast to Boehner’s hysteria, offered facts yesterday in response:

What this is about is the fact that some of the Planned Parenthood facilities perform abortions, which is legal under the laws of the United States.

I understand that the Republican Party, and particularly the candidates we heard from last night, wish that were not the case, wish that abortion were illegal and they could turn the clock back.

That’s it in a nutshell. They can’t change the law, but they can make abortion impossible by any underhanded means they can think of, including cutting women off from cancer screenings, contraceptives and other medical services just to get rid of abortion.

The Republican War on Women and on their health and reproductive rights has grown in intensity over this invented scandal to the extent that Republicans can simply invent horror stories about Planned Parenthood without inviting media scrutiny, and can even pass legislation to protect fetuses from threats that do not, in fact, exist.

And it is not like we do not have a plethora of problems the House could address – like what happens to those children Republicans demand be born:

Like Benghazi, these Republican responses to the fake Planned Parenthood scandal are not only, as Clinton has pointed out, hateful and dishonest, but a waste of time and taxpayer money, another means of diverting attention away from their failure over the past seven years to do a single damned thing, to create a single job, to provide healthcare, to provide anything at all Americans need and care about.

28 Replies to “Hillary Clinton Slams Republicans for Plan to Shut Down Government Over Planned Parenthood”

  1. I know you know that when the Constitution was written that there were people that didn’t want to add a Bill of Rights..

    the argument was that rights were so obvious to everyone that there was no need to enumerate and formalize the obvious..

    that’s been the argument about rights since… ‘strict constitutionalists’ want to argue that if it isn’t there then it doesn’t exist..

    when the real argument should be that its so obvious that there is no reason to deny it..

    the abortion decision was decided on the right to privacy… which isn’t actually listed anywhere but is so obvious that its implied..

    someone that’s never going to be faced with that decision, men, should just butt out…

    and STOP waving the bible… the worry about abortion was always the health of the WOMAN and never about the unborn..

    Planned Parenthood is about the health of the WOMAN..

  2. Threatening to shut down the government under false pretenses is shameful in the least. The fact that the MSM isn’t reporting this is also shameful. Where has our journalism gone? It is all but nonexistent, replaced with ratings hungry sensationalist drivel unworthy of being called news.

  3. Republicans silly rabbit. The President will veto any budget that takes away healthcare for millions of women especially when their rational for defunding PP is a blatant lie. But being a teabagger lying comes natural to your idiotic ass

  4. Once more these people need to be reminded of when life begins. According to scripture, the book these people read and SAY they follow, Gen and Job have things to say of when life begins. NOw, if, they really do follow and believe, I have a serious question.
    Scripture: tells us by the word of GOD life begins only after the FIRST BREATH THAT GOD breaths into the nostrils of man….If, they have an argument with that… where is their belief? Every one of these so called Christians need re-educating, Their Pastors need to STOP re- wording the scriptures and creating their own idea of what is taught in this book..
    GEN:2:7 GEN:1:30 Job:33:4

  5. Rin this thread is about Hillary talking about PP and the American Taliban attempts to shut it down not who is more electable. Just chill

  6. Yep, gsb, you’re 100% correct.

    It’s right there in black and white.

    (King James Bible)
    Genesis 2:7: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

    That statement also clearly explains what a soul is. People don’t have souls. They are souls.

  7. “No organization that illegally harvests baby parts should receive taxpayer funds.”

    Listen up, Boehner: no one’s disagreeing. It’s just that no such organization exists in the United States of America. And certainly this doesn’t describe Planned Parenthood in any way.

    The law prohibits aborting in a way that will specifically preserve “desirable” parts, or timing an abortion for optimum “harvest.”

    PP performs the abortion. Period. The mother donates the tissue. And no one’s gettin’ fat ‘cept Mama Cass.

    Abortion is legal in America. So are tissue donation; the use of fetal tissue in research; and reimbursement for processing the tissue.

    Libel and slander are not legal in America. Nor are malfeasance in office; waste, fraud, and abuse of public resources; or interjection of religion into government business.

  8. But during these primaries where Republican candidates cater to the least evolved among us, will that stat matter?

    And I have yet to hear cable news outlets condemn Carly Fiorina for LYING about Planned Parenthood videos where people can see a fetus on a table. She, of course, failed to inform that it is based purely on a woman being interviewed saying it’s what she saw, and that woman’s rep is questionable at best. But will that matter to the froth-mouthed rabid fringe-Right who are the primary voters of the Republican Party? Of course not. Once upon a time, it did, but since the R-Party coddled the Christian-Right, R-candidates have gone absolutely loco.

  9. What puzzles me ICH is why, do these people who claim to be followers refuse to even acknowledge these words of the Bible?
    But then I know they do not acknowledge a lot this book. Many, many things. war, taking care of the poor, homeless, hungry and the ill. All of these things Jesus, himself did as examples. Jesus was A perfect example of Socialism. AND these so called Christians display denial, denial and more denial. More and more I feel like Gandhi love Jesus hate the Christians.
    The other verses are also in the KING JAMES VERSION

  10. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    He says it all in those two sentences, gsb. They are so unlike the Christ they say they love.

    Isaiah had prophesied about these faux-believers in his book in the Bible:

    Isaiah 29:13
    The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

    You’d be surprised how many Kim Davis-style people have never read their Bible. They want the credit of being a Christian and the holier-than-thou piousness that comes with it in order to hide their unforgiving hearts, and then take the book and thump the darn thing in our faces as well as bludgeon people they disagree with, with it. But taking the time to actually read what makes for a good Christian? Well, that’s too much work!

  11. I’d like Boner to explain how the President is suspossed to watch a non-existent video. Maybe they can get the guy who did the Roswell alien autopsy video to create a fetus organ harvest video. It would probably not fool a nine year old, but repubs are another story.

  12. From Hellbroke Lucy:

    Buy a bible, never read it, and you’re a good christian.

    Buy a bible, read parts of it, and you become a pious son-of-a-bitch.

    Buy a bible, study it thoroughly, and you become an atheist, hated by every christian.

  13. House Republicans vote to defund Planned Parenthood, take health care away from women
    The House of Representatives voted 241-187, on party lines, on Friday to block Planned Parenthood’s funding for one year, and to add redundant criminal penalties on abortion doctors under the “born-alive” law. Democrats called “bullshit” on both bills, which they are, but of course didn’t prevail.

  14. Boehner is so afraid of the tea-tards taking away his high-paying speaker job that he’ll say anything to avoid their wrath. Or maybe he’s just drunk again. or maybe he’s just a fu@king idiot. How about focusing in on the actual problems facing our country? REPUBLICANS DONT CARE ABOUT YOU.

  15. Hillary Clinton is the candidate of women, no doubt about it. She has lived the life and she speaks for women as they have never had a voice before. And she has been doing this since she was a college student and doing it quite well. She’s going to be the next President of the United States and it will be a very good thing for this country.

  16. The republicans supporting Women’s Health is the same as Jack The Ripper supporting the Working Woman.

  17. Ted Cruz Gets His Ass Handed To Him By GOP Senator For Egging On Another Costly Government Shutdown
    Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte sent Cruz a letter on Thursday reminding him of how much of a lost cause this fight over Planned Parenthood is, and demanded to know his plan to make a government shutdown work this time around.

    “Given the challenges and threats we face at home and abroad, I oppose ricking a government shutdown,” Ayotte wrote after pointing out that Cruz still won’t get what he wants in the Senate or from President Obama. “Particularly when it appears there is no chance of achieving a successful result.” The letter continued:

    “Nevertheless, as I understand it, you have been circulating a letter to our colleagues asking them to oppose any government funding bill that continues to authorize funding for Planned Parenthood.
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  18. Hilary says the GOPers are in a race to the bottom on Women’s health and Women’s rights.

    I’ll take it even further… they are in a race to the Arkham Asylum! LOL!

  19. To be a Republican , you only need to want women as second class citizens again , dislike all immigrants , be a total racists & not believe in science or what is written in the Bible

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