There is a time for politics. There is a time to fight for your little pet causes. There is even a time for partisan gridlock.
Now is not that time.
While Democrats are playing political games in Washington, the Zika virus is quickly becoming a mainland problem. A $1.1 billion aid package is sitting in Congress, collecting dust, because liberal politicians have put their abortion zealotry above all else.
“The House Zika bill is a disaster,” Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said in June. “Not only does it take $500 million in health care funding away from Puerto Rico, it limits access to birth control services needed to help curb the spread of the virus and prevent terrible birth defects. This is not a serious solution.”
Democrats are letting the bill sit on ice because Republicans plucked out federal funding for a Planned Parenthood-affiliated facility in Puerto Rico. This funding was part of the bill, not part of some previously-arranged budget scenario. Therefore, it’s a complete fiction that the bill would “take” any money away from the island’s health care funding.
It’s also a lie that women in Puerto Rico would be limited in their access to birth control services. With or without Nelson’s funding, there will be plenty of accessible women’s health clinics.
Zika is not a health threat on the scale of Ebola, but it does have serious consequences for some – especially pregnant women. If fetuses are infected in the womb, they can develop a number of birth defects, including microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. By stalling on this bill, Democrats are ensuring that more families will suffer from the heartbreak of these birth problems.
But why should anyone be surprised?
Once your party aligns itself behind an organization as sick as Planned Parenthood and a cause as sick as abortion, there really isn’t any more room for shock. No more room for disgust. They’ve already gone as low as they can possibly go. These people think a woman’s convenience is more important than a baby’s life; why wouldn’t they block this bill?
Sadly, a lot of people don’t think this way. But that’s okay. Those people aren’t completely lost. They understand on some level how evil abortion is, and they will not look kindly upon these political games. The only problem is getting the word out, which is tough to do when the media regards this as either a Republican problem or just another instance of “gridlock.” It’s not either. It’s a purposeful choice being made by Democrats in Congress, their allies in the abortion industry, and the president of the United States. And it’s deeply, deeply shameful.