Senate Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood One Week After Colorado Springs Shooting
Well, it's happened. Less than a week after an attack on Planned Parenthood, the Senate voted to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill that just passed in the Senate repeals the Affordable Care Act and consequently guts federal funding to women's clinics.
"The value is to let him know — the president — and others that there's a big division in this country, and a lot of us don't like it, and the American people don't like it."
The time spent on political posturing instead of action in a week of very actionable events angered many on social media.
The senate defunds a national women's health clinic (planned parenthood) and does not pass gun control laws in the same sitting— Jackie Mac (@jaxiemac) December 3, 2015
A guy shoots up a Planned Parenthood so the Senate defunds Planned Parenthood but does nothing about guns. Gee, the US is something else!— Daniel Gamlin (@RaiseUpNC) December 3, 2015
if the senate defunds planned parenthood right now they're just saying "oh wow you killed some people? in that case we absolutely agree!"— decay ny (@3Dpiss) December 3, 2015
This story will continue unfolding over the next few days, but many are saying that the vote may hurt conservatives in ways they haven't anticipated, including their standing with the American public.
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