In the third week after conception, a baby’s spinal cord begins to form. It grows stronger given time unless it is elected as a Republican to Congress in which case it disappears completely.
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, faced an angry crowd of abortion activists Monday at his town hall meeting, according to Nevada Public Radio. Many conservative lawmakers have faced hostile crowds at town hall meetings across the country in the past few months.
Heller has a pro-life voting record. He recently voted to overturn an Obama administration rule that basically forced states to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. He also voted to confirm new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
But when an angry crowd full of abortion supporters pressed him Monday in Reno, Heller backtracked on his position.
The liberal news outlet Mic reports Heller repeatedly was asked about Planned Parenthood:
“I’m glad that you had the health care services that you need as you were growing up,” Heller told a constituent in a video captured by CNN politics reporter Eric Bradner. “I want to make sure that my daughters have the same opportunities and the same access to the same kind of care.”
This response was met by scattered applause until Heller mentioned that those services don’t have to be provided by Planned Parenthood. He said community health centers can also fit the bill, at which point the crowd erupted into boos.
But then, apparently conceding to his constituents’ pressure, Heller appeared to completely reverse his stance on funding the clinics.
“I have no problems with federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” he said.
Later, Heller said he would continue to look into the issue. When the crowd yelled at him again, he answered that he would “protect Planned Parenthood.”
Here’s what Republicans don’t understand. Yes, they won the last election. But if they don’t defund Planned Parenthood, millions of pro-lifers will walk away from the GOP. Just. Walk. Away.
So they can choose to appease liberal constituents and the media. But know this, the free ride is over. It’s put up or shut up time. Defund Planned Parenthood.