A pro-life bill may soon pass in the Senate and be on President Obama’s desk.
OneNewsNow reports that a bill which would defund Planned Parenthood by repurposing more than a half-billion dollars of taxpayer funds has a good chance to pass in the Senate.
The Senate parliamentarian requested that the bill first receive 60 votes before the Senate officially votes on it. It received the 60 initial votes needed.
“Clearing that parliamentary hurdle was certainly the biggest obstacle," Mallory Quigley of the pro-life political team, the Susan B. Anthony List, told OneNewsNow.
The Senate could vote on the bill soon. There are 51 pro-life votes in the Senate, which is a majority, albeit a slim one. The Susan B. Anthony List urges people to contact their Senators and ask them to vote yes on the bill.
Quigley said that even if the bill passes in the Senate, Obama will likely veto it, but it is nevertheless worthwhile to introduce a high-profile pro-life bill.
“He's going to veto it," she predicts, "but that's why it's so important that this bill move forward. That we continue to have this conversation – high-profile debate - about why taxpayer dollars are going to an abortion business like Planned Parenthood in the first place,” said Quigley.
Publication date: November 17, 2015