Worthy Christian News » U.S. Politics » Planned Parenthood Debate Could Trigger US Government Shutdown
(Worthy News) - Members of Congress, heading back to Washington after their August recess, will have just a few days in which to pass legislation that will keep the government funded after a current measure expires October 1. With some Republicans saying they want to use the spending bill to defund Planned Parenthood, another budget showdown may be in the works.
The last time a budget battle between the major parties triggered a government shutdown, the fight was over Democratic President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform law, which Republicans bitterly opposed. That partial shutdown lasted 13 days.
This time, the issue that has many Republican lawmakers and voters upset is the release of several undercover videos showing some Planned Parenthood employees talking about providing aborted fetal tissue for medical research. [ Source ]