Opinion

Investigation, not posturing, needed on Planned Parenthood

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram 

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — With the Sept. 30 deadline to pass a federal spending measure quickly approaching, we hope our leaders in Washington don’t resort to more political shenanigans that could harm the country.

The well-fueled debate over whether the federal government, and in some cases state government, should fund Planned Parenthood has reached a fever pitch as the deadline looms.

 If Congress fails to pass a spending measure, a government shutdown will ensue, costing the economy billions of dollars.

And part of the Republican Party wants to use Planned Parenthood funding as a wedge, threatening to oppose any spending bill that includes funding the health care group.

Make no mistake, the debate over Planned Parenthood is one that needs to happen. But it should not be an impediment to passing the spending measure…

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