Democrats are nothing if not consistent. Every year they work feverishly to force Americans to fund America’s abortion industry and this year was no exception.
Late last night, the House approved a $1.5 trillion bill that sets new federal government spending levels and funds agencies through October. The funding bill is a massive financial shot in the arm for Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry.
Republicans ultimately voted against the measure while Democrat voted for it and the House passed it essentially on party lines. Without control of Congress, Republicans have no ability to defund Planned Parenthood, and America’s biggest abortion business will rake in the cash.
Before the vote, pro-life Republicans warned that the bill would force Americans to fund Big Abortion.
“This is the most radically pro-abortion administration in history,” Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks told The Daily Wire on Wednesday afternoon. “Biden’s omni will potentially send millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, which the vast majority of Americans oppose.”
Banks said that the worst part of the bill is the “massive windfall” it gives to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to its pro-abortion secretary, Xavier Becerra.
“Secretary Becerra is an anti-life radical who supports partial birth abortion,” Banks said. “His budget increased by nearly 10%, and he’ll use that money to pursue his anti-life agenda.”
Planned Parenthood has received over half a billion dollars a year for many years as pro-life Republicans have worked to secure enough votes to defund the abortion giant And this year is no exception. As Daily Wire reports:
The spending bill includes $575 million for “family planning” internationally, Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy pointed out, $286 million for Title X funding to “keep the lights on at Planned Parenthood, $32.5 million for the pro-abortion U.N. Population Fund, and $200 million for a brand new “Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund” to help promote abortion across the globe.
“House Democrats are reminding us that they are religiously pro-abortion, and that they want to export their extremism everywhere,” Roy told The Daily Wire.
“Of course, this is just political payback for the abortion industry at taxpayer expense,” he added. “The American people need to say ‘enough’ and stop funding violent tyranny over the lives of the unborn.”
Funneling millions to the abortion industry through the massive spending bill is a “typical Washington trick,” according to Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts.
“I think it’s awful, funneling any public funds to the abortion industry is not something Congress should be doing,” Roberts said in a Wednesday afternoon phone interview.
“I would really like to encourage our conservative lawmakers to remember that in spite of whatever else is in that omnibus that they like, the far more important thing for them to do is to protect women and to protect the unborn, and it’s what their constituents expect,” he said.
Republican lawmakers got the message and most of them voted against the final spending bill, which passed 260-171.
In order to finally defund Planned Parenthood and its abortion agenda, Republicans must take back Congress. When Republicans controlled Congress previously, House Republicans approved a reconciliation bill to defund the abortion company but three Republicans in the Senate defeated the measure there — including John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
If Republicans capture both chambers in November, as is entirely possible, a simple majority vote on the reconciliation bill is all that is needed and Republicans would need Joe Manchin to vote for the measure to overcome opposition from Collins and Murkowski unless they had a large enough margin of control. This points to the importance of pro-life Republicans retaking Congress by a large majority.