March 27, 2017

Jay Richards, assistant research professor, was quoted in a Washington Times story about pro-life advocates demanding a reconciliation bill to defund Planned Parenthood.

... But the clock is ticking: A continuing resolution (CR) that funds the federal government — and Planned Parenthood — expires on April 28.

Jay Richards, assistant research professor at The Catholic University of America, said divesting Planned Parenthood’s funding through the CR is risky. Democrats could threaten to filibuster the budget and shut down the government, he said.

“It could be a problem,” said Mr. Richards, executive editor of news website The Stream. “I don’t think, frankly, Republicans have the stomach for a government shutdown. I think that’s probably not politically a good idea.” ...

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