The U.S. Senate will vote today on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and to stop forcing taxpayers to fund abortions and the barbaric sale of baby organs.
Unfortunately, this bill won’t be signed into law. Even if enough Democrats support it to overcome a filibuster, President Obama will veto it.
That is why the new Republican Congress must refuse to fund Planned Parenthood this year, even if the President and the Democrats choose to defeat the bill and cause a temporary government shutdown.
This is the only way to win this fight.
It’s not enough for them to hold an unsuccessful drive-by “show” vote, throw up their hands, and then proceed to fund Planned Parenthood. Republicans must refuse to fund it at all costs and take this issue to the American people.
Americans should not be forced to pay a single penny of tax dollars for these evil practices!
Thankfully, Senators Ted Cruz, [mc_name name=’Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’L000577′ ] and several other strong conservatives are willing to stand up to President Obama and the establishment politicians in their own party.
[mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] understands what is at stake here and has vowed to oppose any legislation that provides taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. He said he supports “any and all legislative efforts” to defund Planned Parenthood.
Make DC Listen has endorsed [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] because he’s the only candidate who has consistently stood up to the GOP establishment in DC.
This is an essential requirement because nothing will change in Washington as long as there is no difference between Republicans, driven only by a desire for power, and Democrats. [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] has said, point blank, that both parties are the same now in DC and we have only the “Washington Party.”
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Defunding Planned Parenthood is a test for the Washington Cartel. It’s also an opportunity for them to show they’re truly willing to stand for innocent, unborn life – just watch the appalling videos again or listen to the chilling words “another boy,” then ask how can we not do everything humanly possible to stop another taxpayer penny from going to Planned Parenthood?
Ted Cruz is a courageous conservative, he has proven that he will keep his word, and he has the grassroots and financial support needed to win the presidential race.
In 2008 and 2012 conservatives were divided and the establishment gave us moderate nominees — that ended in disaster. The best way to avoid repeating those awful mistakes is for conservatives to unite around [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] now because he will do what it takes to protect life and make sure America’s best days remain ahead.
John Drogin is the Executive Director of Make DC Listen PAC. He previously served as 2012 Senate campaign manager for Ted Cruz and his state director.