A few months ago, Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) wrote a letter. He had seen the horrendous videos of Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the price for the body parts they harvest from unborn babies. His letter to his counterparts in Congress said:
“The recent reports that Planned Parenthood has sold the tissue of unborn babies for profit is deeply disturbing. This is simply unacceptable. I vehemently urge House Republican leadership to use every available tool to strip this organization of any and all taxpayer funds and take measures to prevent the group from receiving taxpayer dollars in the future. Furthermore, we will not support any funding measure that provides taxpayer dollars for this organization.”
He asked his fellow members to join him, and at least 36 did.
With all the excitement going on (not chaos, according to Mick!) over the need for a new Speaker of the House, I asked the Congressman if the “Mulvaney Letter” is still operative, and if other members of the House should still be signing on to it. By signing “The Letter” a member of Congress commits to vote against any appropriations bill (Continuing Resolution) that includes full funding for Planned Parenthood.
His response was, “Nope. We will revisit ‘The Letter” in December.” And he observed the “fireworks” going on all around him over the speakership.
Funding for Planned Parenthood remained unscathed, at least for a few months. And I know that most of their funding is allocated by an agency, and not budgeted directly by Congress.
Still, we – the Conservative Constituents of the United States of America – want to make it clear that we do not, under any circumstances, condone our tax dollars being used by Planned Parenthood for (1) late term abortions, (2) trafficking in baby body parts and 3) campaign contributions for Democrats who support (1) and (2).
So if any of you other Congressmen and Congresswomen feel inclined to sign on to the Mulvaney Letter (whether or not Mick still feels it is “operative”), please DO!
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
Give me a ticket for an aeroplane
I ain’t got time to take no fast train
Oh the lonely days are gone I’m coming home
My baby she wrote me a letter
Dude has got soul. Please take a minute from your busy day and enjoy some Joe Cocker.