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    Pro-life activists pressure Rand Paul to support Graham-Cassidy health care bill

    By Tom Howell Jr.
    September 21, 2017

    Pro-life activists descended on Sen. Rand Paul’s office in Kentucky on Thursday with a simple message: If he votes against a last-ditch bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, then he will betray the core of conservatives’ beliefs.

    Mr. Paul is one of a handful of holdouts on the latest repeal bill. He said it leaves too much of Obamacare intact.

    But the bill’s supporters say it’s the best — and probably only — chance they have to dent the 2010 Affordable Care Act and if Mr. Paul is the one who stymies them, then he will be complicit in funding the “abortion Goliath” of Planned Parenthood.

    “The disastrous status quo that is Obamacare is harming families, using our taxpayer dollars to fund abortion and line the pockets of Planned Parenthood’s billion-dollar abortion industry,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.

    Mr. Paul, who won re-election in November, said he is pro-life but didn’t promise voters to keep 90 percent of Obamacare’s taxes and regulations in place to reshuffle dollars among the states.

    Some conservatives say they cannot fault Mr. Paul, but his stance is clearly rankling congressional Republican leaders and the White House, whose two previous repeal efforts failed.

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    Does the bill actually refund planned parenthood? And would that make it through the legislative process?

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    Pro-government activists descended on Sen. Rand Paul’s office in Kentucky on Thursday with a simple message: If he votes against a last-ditch bill to rename Obamacare and reduce the use of Planned Parenthood in some state health exchanges, then he will betray the core of conservatives’ beliefs.
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