Lanterns: VP Pence Casts Tie Breaking Vote to forward Legislation Blocking Funding to Planned Parenthood

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VP Pence Casts Tie Breaking Vote to forward Legislation Blocking Funding to Planned Parenthood

Vice President Mike Pence, who is also President of the Senate under the United States Consitution, has been called into the Senate Chamber to cast a tie breaking vote to start debate on a resolution that would reverse an Obama administration action that prevents states from witholding funding for Planned Parenthood. 

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georiga)

After Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska casted a no vote with the Democrats, the Republicans needed to call on Senator Johnny Isakson from Georgia who had been in recovery for back surgery to bring the vote total to a 50-to-50 tie. Isakson used a walker to get to the floor in order to cast his vote. Pence cast his vote moving the resolution forward for debate.

Planned Parenthood has been a target for Conservatives since it has been using tax funding for performing abortions. Base on Planned Parenhood’s reporting shows that in 2014 annual abortion services reached $323,999,000. Planned Parenthood has reported that they received $553,700,000 from Government Health Service Grants & Reimbursements.

Planned Parenthood has recently been in the news lately after a video was released showing Planned Parenthood representatives explaining the sale of body parts.

The video comes out a day after Center for Medical Progress (CMP) head David Daleiden and his co-investigator Sandra Merrit were charged with 15 felonies in California for secretly recording the conversations.

 

Written by Chris Pilie

Freedom Loving American

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