House Speaker 'had four opportunities this year to defund Planned Parenthood'
Posted: November 18, 2011
12:20 am Eastern
By Michael F. Haverluck
© 2011 WND
House Speaker John Boehner
A candidate who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner for his Ohio congressional district seat says the Republican has another opportunity this week to do a great deal to protect the lives of the unborn, but probably won't.
Pro-life candidate David Lewis said the current resolution continuing the federal government's funding of abortion expires at the end of the week, and Boehner could vote to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion industry player.
However, Lewis said, "If the past is any indication of the future, the speaker, John Boehner, will support the passage of the new continuing resolution, even though it funds the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood."
Lewis was referring to Boehner's voting record.
"There have been four continuing resolutions that have passed this year that fund Planned Parenthood [including HR 1473]… Mr. Boehner has had four opportunities this year alone to defund Planned Parenthood," Lewis stated. "His fifth opportunity will be this week. Will Mr. Boehner betray the babies again, or will he step up to the plate and defund Planned Parenthood? I have a suspicion that he will once again vote to give money to baby killers; I pray that he proves me wrong." ... read more at source: WND