Nation Blog: "The Budget Stalemate Is Not About Abortion"

Planned Parenthood gets no federal money for abortion, a procedure which constitutes some 3 percent of their work. None! (Neither, by the way, does the United Nations Population Fund, which Republicans also want to defund. In fact, it has been banned from funding abortions since its founding in the 1970s, and by several bouts of US legislation since.)...How can the fight be about abortion, when no federal monies are spent on abortions at Planned Parenthood? The fight is about Planned Parenthood. Period.

Read Pollitt's entire blog post online.