Charade: An absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.
2017, the Republicans rolled over and passed an omnibus spending bill that gave everything the Left could want and abandoned President Trump’s campaign promises. Among the many goodies the Left was given was the continued half billion dollar subsidy to Planned Parenthood affiliates.
Paul Ryan assured us all was well – not to worry- PP would be defunded in a reconciliation bill:
Reconciliation bills do not have to be bipartisan. You can pass them with 51 votes and so that is why the pro-life movement rightfully says the right way to go after Planned Parenthood and advance the pro-life cause is in reconciliation.
Have we heard this song before? Oh, yeah, we have. 
In 2015, the Republicans rolled over [they have that move down pat] and passed a trillion dollar budget spending bill that, among many other Left agenda items,
…would continue to allow hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, from both discretionary funding under Title X and from Medicaid reimbursements, to flow to Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates—despite… [recent videos] showing Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of body parts of aborted babies.
And guess what?  Paul Ryan told us Not to worry- PP would be defunded in a reconciliation bill:
…we’ve already shown what we believe with respect to funding Planned Parenthood. We put a bill on Obama’s desk in reconciliation. Our position has not changed.
Of course, he knew it was just a charade because Obama would [and did] veto it. And he knows his 2017 reconciliation version is also a charade because he does not have 51 GOP votes! Republican senators Collins, Heller and Murkowski have declared they will not defund PP.
Whom do the RINOs think they are fooling?
Unfortunately, it is not only the politicians who have lost their way. Pro-life organizations and groups waste money preaching to their choirs rather than reaching out to educate the vast public which has no idea of what is involved in abortion.

Here are those being killed.

Want to stop abortion?  Want to defund Planned Parenthood? 
WE KNOW WHAT WORKS. What works is showing the actuality of abortion. 
Watch this one minute video. Caveat: it is brutal.
When the reality of abortion is shown to “pro choice” young people, they are stunned. They abandon “pro choice.” See for yourselves in this 3 minute video.
Get the images before the public. Buy TV ads. If the media refuse to show the images, hold press conferences exposing that refusal. One way or the other, the truth soon will go viral. This is the surest way to defeat abortion and PP.
The videos will cost millions. Millions– but peanuts compared to the billions the government wastes.
The RNC alone could fund it, the Catholic Church alone could fund it, the Evangelicals alone could fund it, a coalition of churches and pro-life organizations could fund it.
We can do this.
There is no cause more important for preserving … freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning…One day, a pretty, fresh-faced young lady – intelligent and sincerely concerned – asked me if abortion wasn’t preferable to making a young, unmarried girl have a baby she didn’t want and which would, therefore, grow up unloved and probably turn out to be a criminal. I gave an answer which apparently she hadn’t considered. I told her there were literally millions of people in this country who wanted but could not have children and who waited eagerly, sometimes for years, to adopt the baby she had described.
– Ronald Reagan

Dick Coleman

Richard M. Coleman served as National Co-Chair, Lawyers for Reagan-Bush ’84 and really does miss RR. A graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, Dick is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and of the National Caucus of Metropolitan Bar Leaders. A professor on the faculty of Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution for 17 years, he received Pepperdine’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He has hosted TV forums on legal and financial topics and written and spoken extensively on political issues.

© Richard M. Coleman 2018