CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT 8 REPUBLICANS JOINED WITH DEMOCRATS TO BLOCK DEFUNDING PP? UNREAL!!!
Why should we try and get a majority in Congress if it does us no good? It’s even more important to win the presidency in 2016 than ever because we obviously can’t count on the Senate!
Democrats in the U.S. Senate, joined by some Republicans, on Thursday blocked an effort denying federal funds for the women’s healthcare group Planned Parenthood in a move that could help avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Most Senate Republicans had supported the plan to attach the Planned Parenthood defunding to a bill keeping government operating with the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.
But 42 Democrats, two independents and eight Republicans banded together to stop the anti-abortion effort on a procedural vote, 11 more than the 41 needed to block the legislation.
Read more: Reuters