Is the truce over?
According to The Politico, a bill defunding Planned Parenthood may be landing on Indiana Governor Mitch “The Truce” Daniels’ desk in the next two weeks.
Sources in Indiana tell PULSE the governor will most likely be forced to swerve away from his long-touted “truce” on social issues when a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and set up new abortion restrictions lands on his desk within the next two weeks. The Indiana State Senate passed the bill this week and groups on both sides of the issue expect the governor to sign off on it. “Both fiscal and social conservatives are united behind the call to defund Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars,” SBA List’s Marjorie Dannenfelser tells PULSE. “We expect that Mitch Daniels has heard the message loud and clear that the only acceptable truce should be on truces themselves.”
This is a pretty big deal in that Daniels ticked off social conservatives pretty badly in talking about a “truce” on social issues. So his action here will decide the viability of his candidacy. Make no mistake, even if he does defund Planned Parenthood his indications that there are more important issues other than life bug me. They bug the heck out of me. But let’s face it, you’ve gotta’ have a soft spot in your heart for a governor that defunds Planned Parenthood.
I hope and pray that Governor Daniels will do the right thing here and defund Planned Parenthood in Indiana.
HT Jill Stanek