In Mike Allen’s morning newsletter, we learn Planned Parenthood will spend $200,000 on television ads, urging Congress to not cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
You know, folks, if you can afford to spend $200,000 on television ads, maybe you don’t need all of that federal funding.
UPDATE: It appears Speaker Boehner doesn’t want to have this fight immediately, as in, before the deadline for a government shutdown Friday: “Speaker of the House John Boehner tells The Brody File that defunding Planned Parenthood is a war worth winning but fighting to include that provision in a two week short term CR (Continuing Resolution) to fund the government is not the best course of action… Speaker Boehner seems to be keeping his options open as to what he will do with the Planned Parenthood funding issue when it comes to the longer version of the CR. He says all options are on the table. The pro-life community can probably stomach the two-week CR without the defunding provision in there but it’s a different story for the longer version.”