Reports have surfaced today in Roll Call that Senate Republicans are on the verge of unveiling their version of ObamaCare “Repeal & Replace”. Thursday is the apparent target day for a public presentation of the changes they want to make to the House-passed version.
The hottest political topic is whether the Senate bill will retain language ending the decades-long public subsidy of Planned Parenthood. At least one Senate Republican (Collins) has indicated that defunding Planned Parenthood would mean she votes against ObamaCare overhaul. Roll Call is predicting that the pro-Life measure will be dropped in order to secure passage of the larger bill.
This is not the first time media pundits have made that prediction. Previous announcements about Senate Republicans lacking the will to end our evil partnership with the country’s largest abortion chain have been rebutted by leading Republicans, including Mitch McConnell and Speaker Ryan.
And, in fact, another story has just appeared on Politico’s website claiming that the new gossip is “absolutely false”.
We will know shortly. In the meantime, we have time for prayer. We ask that pro-Lifers join us in seeking the Lord’s intervention with Senate Republicans. May God give them the courage and wisdom to do what must be done. Without question, defunding Planned Parenthood is the most important pro-Life issue facing the nation. It would strike the greatest blow to the Death Industry, short of overturning Roe v. Wade itself.
We’re willing to bet that the Senate Republicans come through for the American People, just as they did a year ago.
Lord, may it be so.