Our congressional leaders have reached a temporary agreement and avoided a shut
Reactions to tonight’s deal will cover a wide spectrum. Initially I was disappointed. This was not total victory for the pro-life or fiscally conscience side. Not even close. But how often does politics give us total victory? Almost never. That said, we got some things, and the important thing to realize is that some of these things could bear great fruit.
For one thing, direct taxpayer funding for abortion will end in the District of Columbia. This was one of the most egregious oversteps made by the pro-abortion Congress last session and it has now been reversed.
More intriguing, the Democrats in the Senate had been preventing any efforts there to hold votes on defunding Planned Parenthood and repealing Obamacare. Those votes will now take place, according to the deal brokered tonight. This is a big deal for two reasons: one, it will keep Planned Parenthood in the hot seat with a real threat that we could defund them (more on that in the future days and weeks – CatholicVote will be engaged in that fight!) – also, this forces lots of Democrats to take a very hard vote – they don’t want their constituents to be reminded where they stand on Obamacare (which is still unpopular) and funding Planned Parenthood (becoming even more unpopular). On this concession, Democrats really got the bad end of the stick, long-term.
This is important: Obama himself had to agree to allowing votes against his signature piece of legislation (Obamacare) and his sacred political cow (Planned Parenthood). Ouch. That is quite an accomplishment by the Republicans, who only control one chamber of Congress and nothing in the Oval Office. And all this without a government shutdown. For that we should commend them.
One more cherry on top – the DC scholarship program is back in the deal. I’m no expert in this issue, but I believe it will be very good for DC Catholic schools. Plus Obama had promised to veto it. So much (once again) for his promise.
… now, all that said, Planned Parenthood remains funded. This is unacceptable. Which is why we will never tire until the last taxpayer dime is held back from their corrupt, life-ending organization. They may have our money to lobby with, but we have the truth on our side, and so we know that, one way or the other, our side wins. Of that I have no doubt.
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Although I know that Jesus has conquered sin and death, I read the end of the book, the realization of victory will not come about until the second coming. So I am not as optimistic as Thomas. I don’t trust any politician not even those that profess to be pro life. Still it is possible that PP will lose their government funding. Let’s ratchet up the prayers. Oh and don’t forget to fast. Some demons can only be over come by prayer and fasting.
Wouldn’t it be great if Planned Parenthood were in the red instead of in the pink?