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PA-15: Dent Offers Alternative Planned Parenthood Measure

Charlie-DentCongressman Charlie Dent has an idea.

The controversy over Planned Parenthood has led several Republicans to threaten a government shutdown if federal funding to the organization is not removed.

According to Laura Olson of the Morning Call, Rep. Dent is planning to offer what he views as a compromise measure.

Dent’s bill would suspend funding from any Planned Parenthood clinics that accept fetal tissue donations.

“The bottom line is that the proposal that I’m offering is very targeted and measured,” Dent told Olson. “It’s one that both sides of the aisle would have to give fair consideration to.”

The House is scheduled to vote on a proposal to freeze funds to the organization for a year later this week.

September 16th, 2015 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 19 Comments

19 thoughts on “PA-15: Dent Offers Alternative Planned Parenthood Measure”

  1. Unsanctioned R says:

    Murder the innocent; Spare the murderers. Makes sense only to Democrats.

  2. All Flecked Up says:

    AntiPlannedParenthood –
    Two questions:
    It’s not the governments business to kill its citizens – unless they kill someone?
    Are fetus’ citizens?

    Never understood the contradiction of the “Pro-Life” movement. It’s more – have those babies so we can cut your healthcare benefits, cut education funding and cut back on your welfare so your born child suffers. Makes perfect sense.

    antiPlannedParenthood says:
    September 16, 2015 at 7:24 pm
    I don’t know why the government is funding a program like planned parenthood. Abortion should be illegal, it is not the governments business to kill its citizens.

    antiPlannedParenthood says:
    September 16, 2015 at 11:32 pm
    Abortion and death penalty havenothing to do w each other.

  3. LoveIssuesinDemocracy says:

    But both have to do with a “killing” of some point, no?

  4. Unsanctioned R says:

    For Hillary and Obama and their defenders, ignorance is bliss:

    “As regard Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. This is about the character of our nation, and if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.” -Carly Fiorina

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/09/16/fiorina-i-dare-hillary-obama-to-watch-pp-vids-shame-on-us-if-we-cant-force-obama-to-veto-defunding/

  5. antiPlannedParenthood says:

    Abortion and death penalty havenothing to do w each other.

  6. LoveIssuesinDemocracy says:

    I think that you would side well with Scott Walker, he said almost the same thing in regards to his view on abortion. Of topic, but are you for or against the death penalty? That is technically government issued killing of citizens.

  7. antiPlannedParenthood says:

    I am against abortion in all cases; government does not have right to kill citizens.

  8. LoveIssuesinDemocracy says:

    Making abortions illegal will not prevent abortions from happening. If abortion is made illegal, abortions will still happen- they will just be much more dangerous and risky. While you may disagree with having an abortion, legal and government-regulated abortions guarantee much more safety for the mother compared to black-market abortions, which would inevitably occur if abortion is illegal. Would you still agree that abortion should be illegal if it endangers a mother’s help or is a product of rape?

  9. antiPlannedParenthood says:

    I don’t know why the government is funding a program like planned parenthood. Abortion should be illegal, it is not the governments business to kill its citizens.

  10. Unsanctioned R says:

    Changing abortion procedures to collect in tact fetuses is not following the law or prioritizing the health of women.

  11. PhillyPolitico says:

    I mean, credit to him for trying, but I don’t see how this is a bill that’s going to get support from pro-choice people. Planned Parenthood followed the law regarding fetal tissue donation. Why should they be punished for following the law?

  12. Frank says:

    No surprise coming from Dent. It’s time to defund all of Planned (abortion on demand)Parenthood.

  13. Unsanctioned R says:

    The criminal enterprise abortion business is unhinged because they think they need to be rewarded for killing black babies. There will be more serious criminal trials coming for–the already convicted of fraud–Planned Parenthood. The publicly available unedited videos will be exhibit A.

  14. Sue says:

    Lovely!lets punish just some planned parenthood clinics for doing absolutely nothing wrong! The edited films of a fraudulent anti-choice outfit can be our excuse.

    IDIOCRACY!

  15. RandyC says:

    Once again Rep. Dent shows he is one of the few adults in a room full of toddlers.

  16. Unsanctioned R says:

    The fact that this is coming from Dent is not insignificant. Not sure whether this good play will make it into the playbook, but it’s a win-win for him b/c it will play well at home too.

  17. gulagPittsburgh says:

    The GOP has lost its mind.

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