Conservative icon/billionaire funder Richard Mellon Scaife criticizes GOP for attacks on Planned Parenthood

That would be THE Richard Mellon Scaife, the GOP billionaire who spent much of the 1990s funding scurrilous attacks on the Clintons.  He’s just penned a piece criticizing the GOP house for defunding Planned Parenthood.  It’s hard to understate what a big deal this is.

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives — urged on by conservatives opposed to abortion — has voted to defund Planned Parenthood. On this issue, Republicans and conservatives are dead wrong.

Now the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives — urged on by conservatives opposed to abortion — has voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

On this issue, Republicans and conservatives are dead wrong.

Abortions are a minor aspect of Planned Parenthood’s mission to provide reproductive health care, education and other services to Americans, regardless of income.

More than 90 percent of its work focuses on preventing unintended pregnancies that almost inevitably lead to unwanted, neglected and abused children.


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