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OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 8/4/15

Senate Blocks Attack on Planned Parenthood, But the Political Assault Continues

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Reprinted from The Nation

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Instead of a serious debate about the facts, for GOP candidates who sit in the Senate this is "all about politics."


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The first Republican presidential debate is officially on August 6 in Cleveland. But the contenders for the party's nomination were already scrambling on Monday to outflank one another as the party's most ardent foe of reproductive rights. In advance of a Senate vote on a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood, Republican candidates who sit in the Senate made moves that seemed at every turn to confirm Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards' observation that the effort to cut federal support for clinics across the country was "all about politics."