Washington, DC: Dumping ground for GOP bad ideas

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April 12, 2011
The Nation    
Posted in PND Commentary

“'John, I will give you DC abortion. I am not happy about it.' Those words, uttered by President Barack Obama during a meeting with speaker of the House John Boehner, may have averted a shutdown of the federal government late last week, but they did so at the expense of the 600,000 residents of the district of Columbia. As part of the deal hatched between Obama and Boehner, a controversial proposal to defund Planned Parenthood’s preventive services was taken off the table in budget negotiations, but what remained was a prohibition on the use of the district’s local funds for abortions." (04/12/11)


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