Vice President Mike Pence used his powers on Thursday to guarantee that Planned Parenthood wouldn’t be able to use federal funds to kill babies.
“A society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirm, the disabled and the unborn,” said Pence.
The bill up for vote would allow state’s to deny federal funds being used to kill babies at Planned Parenthood.
After the vote resulted in a tie, Pence was able to use his tie breaking powers to ensure that the bill passed.
100 Percent Fed Up reports:
Pence’s vote was needed to break a 50-50 tie. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with their party, voting against the measure.
Republicans have said the Obama rule should be overturned to allow states the right to steer funds away from abortion providers, if they choose.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said the measure reverses a rule that “attempted to empower federal bureaucrats in Washington and silence our states.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attacked the Republican Party, saying the bill is “another example of the Republican war on women.”
“It would let states treat women as second-class citizens who don’t deserve the same access to health care as men,” he said.