Why GOP lawmakers should be worried about the GOP’s ‘secret’ contraception policy
Democrats and Republicans are in a strange political quandary right now.
The GOP’s plan to cut funding for Planned Parenthood and other women’s health centers is widely viewed as a violation of their oath to defend the Constitution.
And while President Donald Trump is widely expected to veto the measure, it will likely be overturned on the grounds that it violates the “core principles” of the Affordable Care Act.
While Republicans are likely to hold onto the Senate majority, the party is in danger of losing a seat in the House that is held by Democrats.
In the Senate, Republicans have 52 seats, but they must find a way to pass their plan before the end of March.
The House bill would have to pass by the end March in order to go to President Trump’s desk.
A senior Republican lawmaker, Rep. Dave Brat, said the GOP was “very concerned” about the potential impact on women’s access to health care.
“This is a very important issue,” Brat said.
“And we’re concerned that if we don’t get a bill passed by the midterms, we’ll have an opportunity to look at other things, including the budget, to deal with some of the challenges we’ve been facing over the last few months.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called the GOP plan “dangerous” and said it could “undermine women’s rights.”
“I’m a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood, and I support women’s healthcare,” Blackburn said.
Blackburn said that she and her colleagues were looking into a number of options, including a repeal of the ACA, which would be a “major change” to the law, but that the GOP bill “is a bad idea.”
“We’re very concerned about it because we know what it means for the future of women’s reproductive health,” Blackburn added.
“It’s just an incredibly dangerous idea. “
There is no doubt that this is a really, really bad idea,” Blackburn continued.
The Hill previously reported that Planned Parenthood would not receive any money from the bill. “
Women are the ones who need to have access to safe, legal reproductive health care, and they are the first line of defense.”
The Hill previously reported that Planned Parenthood would not receive any money from the bill.
The Hill’s Matt Zapotosky reported that GOP leaders are also considering a funding cut to Planned Parenthood.
“In the Senate bill, there is a provision in the appropriations bill that funds Planned Parenthood by blocking any money that would go toward Planned Parenthoods abortion services,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R, FL) told The Hill.
“So in effect, Planned Parenthood is going to have to stop providing abortions.”
Gaetz added that he believes the defunding of Planned, which he called a “fraud,” will cause “catastrophic consequences” for the organization.
“If this defunding is passed, it would not only jeopardize the women’s right to reproductive health services, it is also an attempt to destroy the entire family planning system,” Gaetz said.
Planned Parenthood also reported that there would be no cuts to its abortion services.
The organization said that the bill could “have a significant impact on abortion providers.”
In addition, Planned Pregnancy Centers of the World, which provides family planning services to women in developing countries, warned that the Republican plan would hurt their ability to provide reproductive health information to the public.
“Our mission is to provide safe, affordable and accessible family planning information and services, and this would jeopardize that mission,” a spokesperson for the women-led organization said.
The United States has been experiencing a record number of women dying due to complications from the Zika virus, which was first discovered in December.
The CDC says that the virus has killed more than 11,000 people in the U.S. and more than 5,000 in Brazil.
The White House announced on Friday that President Trump has approved a plan to end the government funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which has been a top priority for Republicans in the wake of the president’s election.
Republicans in Congress and across the country are taking action to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood, which they say is profiting off of women and selling fetal tissue for profit.
The legislation is now heading to the president, who is expected to sign it.
“President Trump’s decision today to end funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Pro-Choice America, is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough,” Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement.
“The Trump administration must ensure that no taxpayer money is spent on abortion that harms women and is not medically necessary, such as fetal tissue research.”