WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump today told Senate Republicans that they should repeal Obamacare immediately.
The Senate is currently considering legislation that would both repeal Obamacare as well as defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. However some conservative lawmakers say the repeal legislation does not go far enough and some pro-abortion Republicans are steadfastly defending forcing taxpayers to fund the nation’s biggest abortion company.
Because of that standoff, the Senate was unable to move this week to approve a vote to bring the legislation to theSsenate floor for debate. With that in mind president Trump sought to move the the ball down the road.:
President Donald Trump urged U.S. Republican senators on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new healthcare plan to take its place. Here’s more:
“If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” Trump wrote in an early morning Twitter post.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican who has often clashed with Trump, welcomed the suggestion. Sasse said this week he was not satisfied with the Senate healthcare legislation.
“Sounds great, Pres. @realDonaldTrump,” Sasse wrote in a response on Twitter. “We are agreed. We need to break the logjam.”
Two pro-abortion Republicans plan to introduce an amendment to strip the provision defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business from the Senate bill to repeal Obamacare.
Senate Republicans have delayed a vote on the health-care bill until after Independence Day because they do not have enough votes to reach the 50 vote margin needed to pass it. Part of the problem is two pro-abortion Republicans refuse to support the bill because it has provisions that would revoke taxpayer funding for the nation’s biggest abortion company, Planned Parenthood.
So now Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Maine Senator Susan Collins plan to remove the defunding provision from the legislation. Leading pro-life organizations will work overtime to prevent that from happening.
With 52 Republican votes GOP lawmakers can withstand to defections against the legislation but to pass the Planned Parenthood defunding bill they need at least 50 votes so pro-life Vice President Mike Pence can break a tie and approve the legislation.
Last month, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood finally released its annual report.
The report shows increases in abortion numbers and taxpayer funding in 2015, alongside decreases in contraception, breast exams and overall patient numbers.
Planned Parenthood continued to maintain its status as the largest abortion provider in the United States. The abortion group performed 328,348 abortions on unborn babies, 4,349 more than the previous year, according to the report.
At the same time, it saw 2.4 million patients, about 100,000 fewer than the previous year and about 500,000 fewer than five years ago. Contraception services, which the abortion chain touts as its primary service, also dropped from 2.94 million to 2.8 million during the past two years.
Meanwhile, the abortion chain received more taxpayer funding. The report shows Planned Parenthood receiving $554.6 million, up from $553.7 million the previous year. This increase occurred while pro-abortion President Barack Obama was in power.
This pattern is consistent with its annual reports from the past several years. Abortions and taxpayer funding keep going up, while patient numbers and other services go down.
A recent congressional investigation into the abortion business involving its sales of aborted baby parts concluded with lawmakers recommended that Congress defund it. Planned Parenthood also has been caught in numerous scandals involving Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.
Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood leaders refused an offer to receive an increase in taxpayer funding if they stopped doing abortions. CEO Cecile Richards called the offer “obscene and insulting,” making it very clear that abortions – not women’s health care – are what really are important to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood claims it is an essential provider of women’s health care, but its own annual reports show it continues to center its practices around aborting unborn babies.
President Donald Trump promised to sign a bill that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Recent polls also indicate Americans support the defunding efforts. New polling found 56 percent of Americans in battleground states want Planned Parenthood defunded.
The abortion company has also been exposed for selling the body parts of aborted children. The expose’ videos catching Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies have shocked the nation. Here is a list of all 14: