Shortly after the last election, Randall Terry and his crew of militant anti-choice activists met with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s Chief of Staff in order to deliver their “demand that Republicans who won the House of Representatives hasten the end of legalized child killing in America.”
Among the threats they delivered was that if “Boehner does not defund Planned Parenthood, we will find people to run against him and other Republicans in the primaries of 2012. Defunding Planned Parenthood is non-negotiable.”
Last week, the House voted to do just that but that is not enough for Terry, who fears that the Senate will not follow suit and that funding will be restored when the legislation goes to Conference Committee. As such, Terry and crew are heading back to Boehner’s office tomorrow for a sit-in to demand that House Republicans make this “a hill to die on”:
We have NO REASON to believe that Mr. Boehner and Co. will insure that the House members on the Conference Committee will make this “a hill to die on.” Therefore, pro-lifers and tea party activists should continue forward as if today’s vote was little more than a “maybe” or even a cruel ruse regarding defunding Planned Parenthood.
Statement of Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue:
“We have been lied to and betrayed by Republicans in power for decades. For example, from 2000 to 2006 the GOP controlled the White House, the Senate, and the U.S. House. During that time, they continued to fund Planned Parenthood with billions of dollars, while they claimed to be ‘pro-life.’ Mr. Boehner was part of that ongoing hypocrisy.
“The question is this: Will Sheriff Boehner guarantee that the House members of the Conference Committee will not allow Planned Parenthood funding to be restored? If not, this is all a scam.