Uh Oh! Newt Gingrich Co-Sponsored a Bill with Pelosi That Funded Planned Parenthood?

 

By Brian Hughes

I wrote this Blog in hopes to stop the Newt supporters from attacking Santorum’s vote for Title X. It’s counterproductive in our main objective, which is to win the GOP nomination over Mitt Romney and to send Barack Obama packing.

As the GOP race for the Republican nomination continues on, we have seen several changes in the tides. We are now left with only four Candidates, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. It has definitely been a roller coaster watching the surge’s and declines. We have seen Rick Santorum surge in Iowa at just the right time to take away a victory from front runner Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney walked away with a victory in New Hampshire and Florida. After a spectacular debate performance from Newt Gingrich when he flattened King for asking about his ex-wife’s story of them agreeing to have an open marriage, he surged and won South Carolina. Santorum amazingly swept three States in one night, Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado giving him a tremendous momentum to not only gain National favor but also generated record breaking numbers for the campaign’s fundraising.

Now we are approaching another big Tuesday, Arizona and Michigan. As a result of Senator Santorum’s success and popularity he has become the brunt of attacks. After the debate on CNN in Arizona, Santorum has been getting attacks about his vote for Title X which gave funding to planned parenthood. Rick defended his vote and explained to the viewers that it was a very large bill that had funding for family planning services attached to it. He expressed again that he would work to defund planned parenthood if elected.

I would like to bring to the attention of all the Newt Gingrich supporters that are smearing Santorum for his vote for Title X.

Newt Gingrich co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi named the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989, and in this bill over $3.3 Billion were appropriated to planned parenthood for voluntary abortions in a five year span which also included funds for the U.N. Population Fund. Below is the exact language of TITLE XI–WORLD POPULATION GROWTHSEC. 1102. FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES.

SEC. 1102. FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES.

(a) POLICY- It is the policy of the United States that family planning services should be made available to all persons requesting them.

(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated a minimum of $500,000,000 for fiscal year 1991, $540,000,000 for fiscal year 1992, and $580,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995 for family planning services provided under authorized programs. Of the funds appropriated, not less than 16 percent, or $60,000,000, whichever is less, shall be available annually for the United Nations Population Fund.

I really hope this can stop all the mud slinging coming from Newt Gingrich supporters that feel it’s necessary to tear down Santorum. All four Candidates are Republicans but it’s obvious that two of them are on the Conservative side of the aisle and the other two are on the liberal side of the aisle. Or in Ron Paul’s case Liberalterian.

It’s now a level playing field between Newt and Santorum on this issue. Yes Newt cosponsored a bill with Pelosi that funded Planned Parenthood but he has since then had a conversion as he states and has a good pro-life voting record. He also states that he will defund Planned Parenthood if elected. Yes Santorum voted for Title X that funded Planned Parenthood but he counter balanced that by supporting Title XX and has a consistent pro-life record. He also has stated that he would defund Planned Parenthood if elected.

Both camps have the same objective, to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney and of course Barack Obama. We are wasting so much time and energy attacking each other that could be better used going after Romney and Obama. Trust me when I say if Newt Gingrich gets the nomination I will support him but in the mean time I will continue to support my first choice Rick Santorum.

Help Rick Santorum send Barack Obama packing

 

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3 comments on “Uh Oh! Newt Gingrich Co-Sponsored a Bill with Pelosi That Funded Planned Parenthood?

  1. +
    As an avid Rick Sanotrum supporter, I must also defend Newt Gingrich a bit here. First I do want to say I agree – and am hearing this from different quarters – that the GOP candidates are spending WAY too much precious time, energy, money, etc. attacking one another when, to really help our nation at this most critical juncture, they should be portraying how they would really help this Country if elected.

    On to a bit of defense for Newt Gingrich on this issue. In March 2009 Newt Gingrich converted to the Catholic Faith http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/newt-gingrich-why-i-became-catholic which is the strongest and most consistent voice in the world in defense of the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until its natural end. I don’t know how Mr. Gingrich thought of contraception and abortion prior to his conversion, but that he supported a bill that funded PP prior to his conversion is not really surprising to me – but I would certainly hope he would never do so now.

    All that being said – I do believe Mr. Gingrich should definitely stop any mudslinging at Rick Santorum over the issue of Sen. Santorum voting for Title X – and also – Sen. Santorum will hopefully make it clear to everyone – pro-abort or pro-contraceptive audience or not – that he opposes forcing tax payers to fund any medical service or procedure they are morally opposed to.

    • +
      Dear Mesforlife:

      If your comment is directed at what I said, please look at the opening paragraph where I said “First I do want to say I agree – and am hearing this from different quarters – that the GOP candidates are spending WAY too much precious time, energy, money, etc. attacking one another when, to really help our nation at this most critical juncture, they should be portraying how they would really help this Country if elected.” I would prefer that none of the candidates or their supporters attack one another. This is the strategy of the enemy. It is perfectly acceptable however to put forth the truth in love, whether that be to take a clear stand on an issue, to put forth a candidate’s record, or to set the record straight when you have been attacked – but I think this can all be done without buying into the attack game. Just my opinion.

      Peace to all,

      Jan

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