According to The CornerSenator Toomey is caving on defunding Planned Parenthood:
Here’s Senator Toomey:
“I’d like to defund Planned Parenthood, but I understand that Republicans don’t have complete control of the elected government,” Toomey said on MSNBC. “I think what we should do is cut spending as much as we can, get the policy changes that we can, but move on, because there are other, bigger battles that we are fighting.”
I can’t say that it’s a surprise that a Republican Senator is caving but a couple of things really bug me about this. He says Republicans don’t have complete control which is true. But really what he’s saying is that Democrats are willing to shut down the government over abortion funding and Republicans aren’t. Really what he’s saying is that Democrats are more committed to a culture of death than Republicans are committed to a culture of life. It’s that simple.
Secondly, and this one drives me crazy. Toomey says we should surrender because there are “other, bigger battles” to fight. Seriously, what’s a bigger battle than the issue of life? Let me answer this. There is no bigger battle.
Here’s the thing Senator Toomey, if we can’t trust you on the issue of life then how can we trust you on taxes, spending and defense?