AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham should call out McCain’s hypocrisy
Most of us have seen at least portions of the videos produced by Center for Medical Progress clearly showing Planned Parenthood’s high level executives casually discussing the barbaric harvesting and selling of pre-born baby body parts, including brains, hearts, lungs and livers — sometimes intact bodies — resulting from abortions performed in their facilities. Haggling over specific prices, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, brazenly stated, “I want a Lamborghini.”
Any reasonable person watching the undercover videos would be repulsed by the jovial and casual manner in which these unlawful negotiations were conducted — often over lunch.
In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received subsidies of nearly $530 million — over half a billion dollars — in taxpayer funding, which many in Congress would like to see halted. A Senate bill aimed at defunding the abortion provider would redirect those millions of dollars to community health care centers and hospitals that actually provide women’s health care services.
Pending legislation places the issue squarely in the political realm which is no doubt why AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham called on Arizona Democrats to donate to charity the Planned Parenthood contributions they’ve received to promote the abortion industry’s issues.
Senate Bill 1881 was introduced just days ago, July 28, 2015. It’s aim is to prohibit federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Jeff Flake’s name is missing from the list of U.S. Senators who signed on to Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill, but candidate John McCain is onboard.
This presents the ideal opportunity for Robert Graham to ask Straight-talking John McCain to explain his vote in favor of embryonic stem cell research. In 2012, McCain advised Republicans to leave the issue (of abortion) alone” and declared, “I think we have to have a bigger tent, there’s no doubt about it.” Instead he cited the urgency of passing “immigration reform.”
In this 1999 clip McCain advocates returning to the days before the pro-life plank was included in the Republican Platform — blandly referring to abortion as an “unpleasant procedure.”
Now as he runs for yet another 6-year term, McCain who will be 80 by Election Day, says: “As a lifetime pro-life supporter, I have fought for decades to defend the rights of all human life, especially those who cannot defend themselves.”
John McCain has an odd way of showing that deep commitment.