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Boehner Agenda: Defund Planned Parenthood; Attack Womans Right to Choose

January 10, 2011

Republicans want to make bans on federal funding of abortion permanent. They want to defund Planned Parenthood. And they’ll probably have Dem help.
– Nick Baumann

Just when women thought it was safe to live in the free waters of America and make choices about our own body, our own life, and our rights under the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision, the “humble” cry baby House Speaker John Boehner, is already strategizing about how to overturn, undermine, and otherwise do away with my rights and the rights of American women.

Mother Jones reports:
If you thought the abortion battle during the health care debate was fierce, just wait until Republicans take over the House in January. Strengthened by congressional victories in the midterm elections, Republican abortion foes plan to push hard in the new year. Their top goals: enshrine tough restrictions on abortion funding into federal law and defund Planned Parenthood. And they’ll have Democratic help to do it.

The tip of the spear when it comes to GOP efforts advance anti-abortion legislatin is the the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (HR 5939), which was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and already has 185 cosponsors. The bill’s goals were highlighted in the GOP’s “Pledge to America,” and future Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) has repeatedly emphasized his continued commitment to anti-abortion legislation. After Republicans won control of the House, LifeNews, an anti-abortion rights website, trumpeted Boehner’s promise that he “won’t compromise” on key issues like abortion legislation.

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