Hey, isn’t it great that Republicans control both houses of Congress and can de-fund Planned Parenthood, which is under fire for selling baby parts and other ghoulish practices? Oh wait, never mind. Not only is Planned Parenthood still receiving taxpayer dollars to carry out its operations, some of its chapters are set to receive about a million dollars in grants for Obamacare navigators.
The Obama administration announced more than $1 million in grants Wednesday to Planned Parenthood, banking on the women’s health care provider to help sell Obamacare to patients and defying congressional Republicans battling to end all public funding for the organization.
Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa, Missouri and Montana were among 100 recipients of “navigator” grants, which pay nonprofit groups to provide in-person help to people trying to sign up for coverage under Medicare or the health insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare.
Republicans blasted the funding, saying it was a particular affront at a time when Planned Parenthood is facing intense questions over its practices involving the handling and sale of fetal tissue. A series of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress appear to show Planned Parenthood officials haggling over prices and discussing abortion techniques designed to preserve the most fetal tissue possible.
“This is another example of the Obama administration’s complete lack of respect for life,” said Emily Schillinger, a spokeswoman for House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. (Read More)
Boehner might be outraged, but his buddy running the Senate has made it clear that funding for Planned Parenthood will continue. I guess that helps to explain why some days it’s just so hard to get out of bed in the morning.