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Critics call it ‘unprecedented’
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But the Pence approach has been escalated: In the just-passed, budget-cutting House appropriations bill, “no funds” are allocated for Title X for the rest of the year. The Title X amendment, introduced by Mr. Pence, passed 240-185 and would save the government more than $300 million.
The prognosis for all three bills looks better in the House than in the Senate.
“I think they will all pass in the House,” especially in light of Lila Rose and Live Action’s videos showing “outrageous” behavior by Planned Parenthood employees, said Marilyn Musgrave, a former Colorado congresswoman who is now active with the Susan B. Anthony List. The Senate, however, “is a much different world,” she said.
Said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., New Jersey Democrat, at a hearing for the Pitts bill: “The bill, in my opinion, is not pro-life, it’s anti-woman … . I don’t see that even if this bill passes the House, it has any chance of garnering 60 votes in the Senate or being approved by the president.”
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Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.
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