Jerry Mander’s Political Corner: McConnell’s Dirty Pro-Abortion Secret

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Mendacious McConnell

Mendacious McConnell: poses as pro-life while voting for years to fund Planned Parenthood

Via Ken Cuccinellii at Senate Conservatives:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the Continuing Resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown.

He also wants you to think it’s because he doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization.

But the real reason he won’t fight is that he doesn’t really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has.

Here are the facts that he doesn’t want you to know:

(1) In 1992, McConnell voted to allow taxpayer-funded research using body parts from aborted babies.

Roll Call Vote #263, 10/2/92

This policy, which was vetoed by President George H. W. Bush but later signed into law by President Bill Clinton, had the effect of making abortion even more profitable for Planned Parenthood.

(2) Also in 1992, McConnell voted to overturn the so-called “Reagan Rule” that prohibited Planned Parenthood from using taxpayer dollars for pro-abortion counseling.

Roll Call Vote #254, 10/1/92

McConnell’s vote in this case was to override President Bush’s veto, but the House sustained it. Then, in 1993, President Clinton overturned the “Reagan Rule” by Executive Order on the first day of his administration.

(3) In 1997, McConnell again voted against a targeted ban on federal funding for research on body parts from abortions.

Roll Call Vote #215, 9/4/97

This time, McConnell was one of 14 liberal Republicans who voted to allow taxpayer-funded research on body parts from abortions.

In the these three examples, McConnell crossed the then-current Republican president and many of his Republican colleagues in the Senate to open the door for taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and for research on body parts from aborted babies.

(4) McConnell has voted for at least 15 bills that provided funding for Planned Parenthood dating back to 1998.

This is important because it shows how long Senator McConnell has tolerated this funding and refused to do anything meaningful to stop it.

Senator McConnell says defunding Planned Parenthood has to wait until Republicans control the White House, but at least six of his past votes to fund it were when Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and White House.

Here’s the bottom line:

Senator McConnell isn’t 100% pro-life. He has repeatedly voted to force American taxpayers to fund Planned Parenthood, its pro-abortion counseling, and research on the babies it aborts.

If you’ve seen the chilling undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials and wonder how this could happen, Senator McConnell’s support for these policies has a lot to do with it.

He wants you to think he’s surrendering because his hands are tied, but it’s really because he supports funding for the abortion industry.


Call the Senate Republicans an urge them to oppose the CR that funds Planned Parenthood.

Tell them to stand up to Senator McConnell. If he wants to fund Planned Parenthood, he should be forced to do it alone.

Thank you for standing strong for freedom. We value your efforts.

Ken Cuccinelli II, Senate Conservatives Action


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