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One week after the Planned Parenthood killings, Republicans vote to defund Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Senate has voted 52-47 to strip federal funding for the reproductive health service Planned Parenthood.

The U.S. Senate has voted 52-47 to repeal a key provision of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, thereby stripping federal funding for the reproductive health service Planned Parenthood.

Last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has not deterred the Senate’s decision in moving forward with the controversial piece of legislation. The 100 members of Congress voted down party lines with only two moderate Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois — joining Democrats in opposing the bill.

The bill will now head to the House of Representatives, which passed a similar version of the bill back in October, and then onto the President’s desk. White House officials said President Obama plans to veto the ruling.

Twitter couldn’t help but point out the irony in the Senate’s decision.

Democrats have said the 2010 Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” has helped roughly 17.6 million Americans get medical coverage and has stopped insurance companies from refusing to insure patients with pre-existing conditions.

“Everybody knows (repeal) is a gesture in futility,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., before the vote. “Let’s move on from repeal and start making the Affordable Care Act work even better for the American people.”

Featured image: Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards (Flickr)

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  1. Sharon

    December 4, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Stupid F-ing GOP! Less Government? Get out of my body, out of my bedroom and out of my Private life!
    That “Christian” Terrorist murdered an Iraq Veteran! A mother of 2kids! A police officer!
    Save itty bitty M-fing cells. That are NOTHING!
    Let people die. You know real people? Deny benefits for our gallant men and women in service.
    Leave them homeless! Deny and defund any help to anyone in need.
    You Bastards!Terrorism is here! Not from Muslims or Syrians,because of YOU!
    355 mass murders(FBI… 4 or more dead) in less than 340 days.
    You useless pieces of garbage!

  2. Sharon

    December 4, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Apparently; I’m not over my rant yet! You Dumb M-fing idiots! You think people choose to be homeless? Yeah… Right, like they choose to be poor or gay or transgender.
    I’m a widow, had a young son(only 5@the time) he was ill.28 operations operations he endured. I was forced into penury.Hospital bills, etc.
    Income was below poverty line,$12,000. Been below $10,000 for years.
    Asshats,wow bet you spend twice that amount in a month.
    That Mother F-ing Bill O’bastard Reilly!?
    My apologies. I am full of hatred right now for this M-fing so-called Republican party.
    This was a Republican home.
    Dumb Stupid Idiots are all that’s left of the Grand Old Party!
    Paid Reps and Sens of Congress to do their donors bidding.
    Our government is an absolute travesty of what is in the Constitution!
    This Great Country WAS NOT FOUNDED on Christian/Judeo beliefs!
    Secular!Separation of Church and State!
    I’m a WASP!
    You people forget the history of JFK?
    A Catholic!! Running to the pope all the time.
    Got Got him with all his human frailties. His Greatness “We Will Go To The Moon!”
    Anti-Semitism is still here in America.
    I have heard Nothing from the Jews!
    Payback time?
    Netanyahu!
    M-fing SHAME ON YOU!
    Jahwew F-ing SHAME ON YOU!
    Dirty Rotten Bastard!
    Payback is a Bitch?
    Millions of Muslims are suffering?
    Do I have it right?
    Every Muslim is a Dirty Muslim. Every Jew is a money grub.
    Wow! Did you know that Jews own the World?

    Republicans need their vote.
    Finally I was approved for help. $733.per month.Social Security!
    Paid into it all my life. Now Republicans say it’s an Entitlement?
    DUHRR! I paid for it. No entitlement.
    Members of Congress:
    Your sense of entitlement is beyond egregious! Your conduct reprehensible!

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