DNC Chair: Republicans Are Waging a 'War on Women'
But Democrats who vote pro-life get a pass.
2:55 PM, May 26, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
It's true that no Democrats voted for H.R. 1, the House Republicans original budget that passed in February, which zeroed out Title X contraception funding. But most pro-life Republicans, including Mike Pence opposed that underlying measure, despite their vote for the budget as a whole. They simply want to ensure that Title X funds don't go to groups that perform abortions.
*As for Wasserman Schultz's claims that Republicans sought to "redefine rape" in H.R. 3, that's not true either.
Update: Marjorie Dannenfelser of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List responds:
Update II: A statement from Kristen Day, head of Democrats for Life: "We endorse the cuts to Planned Parenthood and support bans on taxpayer funding of abortion. However, we oppose the Republican budget's devastating cuts to health care, nutrition, and maternal benefits support for the poor. The horror of the budget is not what it does to contraception, but what it does to poor pregnant women and infants."
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