Rep. Slaughter: Republicans have come ‘to kill women’
Rep. Louise Slaughter is taking a hard line on Republican-led attacks on Planned Parenthood funding, which supports crucial medical screenings for millions of poor and middle class women nation-wide.
Appearing at a pro-choice event earlier this week, she called out Republican freshmen in the House of Representatives, claiming that in 1995 they came to “kill” the National Endowment for the Arts, and today they’ve come “to kill women.”
The federal government was on the verge of shutdown Friday as funding for Planned Parenthood remained the final sticking point between Republicans and Democrats. If the government shuts down, over 800,000 workers could be left stranded without pay, including active-duty U.S. combat troops.
This video is from the Christian-conservative CSN News, published Thursday, April 7, 2011.