Defunding Planned Parenthood makes sense to anyone who looks at our out of control spending, even apart from trafficking in dead baby livers.
So why does John Boehner refuse to commit?
From CNS News: “Boehner Won’t Say That GOP House Will Defund Planned Parenthood.”
During his Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Boehner: “By September 30, the House needs to pass a bill to fund HHS for fiscal year 2016. Will that law—whether it’s a stand-alone appropriations or a CR—fund Planned Parenthood?”
Boehner said: “Listen, the Planned Parenthood issue is under review of two of our committees.”
“Listen, I’ve seen these two videos,” Boehner continued. “They’re gruesome, and I think they’re awful,” in reference to two undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating over the transfer of tissue and organs from aborted babies.
“That’s why the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Judiciary Committee are doing an investigation,” said Boehner. “I expect we will have hearings, and the more we learn, the more it will educate our decisions in the future.”
A moment later during the press conference another reporter asked, “Are you going to use the appropriations process to gut Planned Parenthood?”
Boehner responded, “There is an investigation under way, and I expect there will be hearings. And as that process develops, we’ll make decisions based on — based on the facts. But let’s get the facts first.”
Seriously? Shouldn’t we be cutting, or even gutting, spending in every way we can simply because we are in so much debt? It seems to me that defunding Planned Parenthood would be justified even if they didn’t provide abortions and sell “intact” baby livers.
Furthermore, we already know that Planned Parenthood provides abortions. So who cares about what they do with the babies. The point of the videos is not to perform careful examinations to see if Planned Parenthood charged too much for the “intact” lung of a baby they killed. The point was to opposed baby killing and defund the organization for what they admit that they do: provide abortions.
If John Boehner has any pro-life convictions he should be jumping at the opportunity, not hanging back.