Do you know what the hold up is in the fight for the budget? The Republicans are trying to stop funding women's health by de-funding Planned Parenthood. Even though the Hyde Amendment makes it illegal to use federal funds to fund abortion, the Republicans have to reinforce their ideology by being redundant.
Why do Republicans, who claim to want smaller government, continue to stick their noses into the private business of women? Planned Parenthood provides pap smears, exams, family planning counseling, and medical care for women. Women who are unable to pay for a private medical gynecological exam, can go to Planned Parenthood for answers to their questions about their health. What is wrong with that? Are Republicans against healthy pap smears for women?
If you haven't figured it out by now, the Republican Party is being controlled by right wing tea party types. The moderates have abandoned the party because they are no longer welcomed. Here in Ohio, a right wing governor, John Kasich, is doing his best to attack the middle class and strip the rights of public employees. It is just plain sickening. Eisenhower and Nixon would never recognize the Republican Party of 2011.