COMMENT: Regardless of your position on “pro-life” vs. “pro-choice,” why should taxpayers have to fund Planned Parenthood?
April 8, 2011
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed yesterday that the provision to defund Planned Parenthood that passed the House earlier this year is “never, never, never going to pass the Senate.”
Schumer made the remarks Thursday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at a “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally sponsored by the National Organization for Women, NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
“The dangerous, ideological cuts to Planned Parenthood that passed the House are never, never, never going to pass the Senate,” said Schumer. “Let me repeat that, so all those who want to stomp on women’s health and women’s rights can hear us loud and clear. The dangerous, ideological cuts to Planned Parenthood that passed the House are never, never, never going to pass the Senate.”
Schumer said House members who voted to deny tax dollars to Planned Parenthood wanted “to go back to the 1950s.”
“When it comes to the rights of women, they want to go back to the 1950’s,” Schumer said, “when women were denied access to safe, affordable and life-saving reproductive health services. Well, we are not going to let them turn the clock back. We are going to move forward. You are standing up for hard-won progress and I want you to know, we stand with you.”