While Republican senators seem reluctant to muster up much more than prayers for victims of gun violence, they sure have gotten it together to combat the societal menace that is cancer screenings.
Overcoming opposition to the controversial measure, Senate Republicans voted to defund Planned Parenthood on Thursday. The bill strips the organization of the dollars that it receives from the federal government, which fund cancer screenings and Pap smears and never go to abortion procedures. But why pay any attention to the details? It's only the lives of women on the line.
The House is expected to send the bill to President Obama at some point over the next few days. The White House has promised that Obama will veto it. For now, Senate and House Republicans lack the support they would need to override him. But keep your eyes on 2016, folks. This is what's at stake.
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