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Supporters of Funding Planned Parenthood Shouldn’t Vote For Bills That Defund Planned Parenthood

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Supporters of Funding Planned Parenthood Shouldn’t Vote For Bills That Defund Planned Parenthood"

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I’ve seen a number of people excitedly tossing around links to Senator Scott Brown’s statement in support of Planned Parenthood funding, but I think this is the most important part of the article:

Earlier this month, Brown voted in favor the House GOP proposal that would have made the cuts, though he said at the time that he “would have had different priorities” in cutting spending. The Senate defeated the House plan, and a Democratic alternative, in a set of votes orchestrated by Senate leaders to force both sides back into negotiations.

Scott Brown’s not a back bench house member. He’s a Republican Senator from Massachusetts. He’s at the pivot points. The way for him to get things done is to refuse to vote for bills that have provisions he opposes. If he’s voting to defund Planned Parenthood, then all the statements in the world don’t mean a thing.

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