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Dems call GOP block on Planned Parenthood funds “disgraceful” (video)

Democrats offered dozens of amendments Wednesday to improve the Senate budget, only to have most of their proposals rejected by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee.

Senator Ellie Kinnaird appealed to committee members to allow Planned Parenthood to receive federal funds as pass thru dollars from the state.  The Orange County Democrat reminded her colleagues that the federal funds would provide valuable health exams and cancer screenings to uninsured women, who would otherwise have no access to preventative care.

Wayne County Republican Senator Louis Pate was unmoved:

“I believe that taxpayers’ money going to Planned Parenthood is taxpayers’ money, regardless of whether it comes from the state level or the federal level and I feel this amendment should be opposed.”

Two other Democrats urged lawmakers to amend the budget and permit the federal funding stream. In the end, Kinnaird’s amendment was rejected on a voice vote.

To watch the full exchange, click below:
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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    May 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Planned Parenthood was founded by a Nazi Klan Speaking Racist and they use funds to plant clinics in minority neighborhoods and push birth control and BLACK POPULATION CONTROL. Watch Maafa21 http://www.maafa21.com

  2. Brittney

    May 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    “Planned Parenthood was founded by a Nazi Klan Speaking Racist and they use funds to plant clinics in minority neighborhoods and push birth control and BLACK POPULATION CONTROL. Watch Maafa21 http://www.maafa21.com

    You’re stupid. Educate yourself before you conform to propaganda used by the prolifers to create hate against an INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION. with out Planned Parenthood those minorities you speak of would have more undetected STD’s, more undetected breast cancer, and more unplanned pregnancies resulting in MORE abortions. Not less. If you want to reduce the number of abortions in this country the way to do it ISNT by reducing family planning.