Toomey’s voted to defund Planned Parenthood seven times and thinks doctors should be jailed for performing abortions
The DSCC released a new ad highlighting Senator Pat Toomey’s extreme record on women’s health that is wrong for Pennsylvania women and families. Toomey has voted seven times to defund Planned Parenthood, even though it provides critical health services to thousands of Pennsylvania women. And even before Donald Trump made waves for advocating for criminalizing abortion, Toomey said that he thinks doctors who perform abortions should be jailed.
The ad, “Record” can be viewed HERE.
“Senator Pat Toomey’s record on women’s health is downright scary for Pennsylvania women, but you don’t have to take our word for it because Toomey himself has said he would punish doctors who perform abortions,” said Sadie Weiner, DSCC Communications Director. “Whether it’s voting to defund Planned Parenthood or criminalizing a procedure that should be between a woman and her doctor, Pat Toomey has proven he’s wrong for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania deserves a Senator who will fight for more access to healthcare, not jailing doctors who are doing their jobs.”
GFX: Pat Toomey’s Record
TOOMEY: You know, I’d like to defund Planned Parenthood
TOOMEY SAID THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Toomey: “You Know, I’d Like To Defund Planned Parenthood.” [00:00:51] TOOMEY: You know, I’d like to defund Planned Parenthood, but I understand that Republicans don’t have complete control of the elected government.” [MSNBC, Morning Joe, 4/8/11]
GFX: Toomey Voted To Defund
Vote 329, 12/3/15; Vote 314, 12/3/15; Vote 311, 12/3/15; Vote 262, 8/3/15; Vote 270, 9/24/15; Vote 60, 4/14/11; Vote 36, 3/9/11
TOOMEY VOTED 7 TIMES TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Toomey Voted For A Bill That Repealed Portions Of The 2010 Health Care Law And Blocked Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood For One Year. In December 2015, Toomey voted for: “Passage of the bill that would repeal portions of the 2010 health care law and block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. As amended, the bill would zero-out the law’s penalties for noncompliance with the law’s requirements for most individuals to obtain health coverage and employers to offer health insurance. As amended, it also would scrap in 2018 the law’s Medicaid expansion, as well as subsidies to help individuals buy coverage through the insurance exchanges. It also would scrap certain taxes included in the law, including the tax on certain high-value employer-sponsored health insurance plans.” The bill was passed by a vote of 52-47. [CQ, 12/3/15; H.R. 3762, Vote 329, 12/3/15]
Toomey Voted To Block For One Year Federal Funding To Planned Parenthood And Against Funding To Women’s Health Clinics To Provide Services And Ensure The Safety Of The Clinics. In December 2015, Toomey voted for an: “Enzi, R-Wyo., motion to table (kill) the Murray, D-Wash., amendment no. 2876 to the McConnell, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 2874 that would remove the section that would block for one year federal funding to Planned Parenthood. It also would establish a fund to make payments to women’s health clinics to provide services and to ensure safety of such clinics.” The motion was agreed to 54-46. [CQ, 12/3/15; S.Amdt.2876 to S.Amdt.2874 to H.R.3762, Vote 311, 12/3/15]
Toomey Voted Against Removing The Section Of The Measure That Would Block For One Year Federal Funding That Is Considered Direct Spending To Planned Parenthood. In December 2015, Toomey voted against: “Collins, R-Maine, amendment no. 2885, to the McConnell substitute amendment no. 2874, that would remove the section of the measure that would block for one year federal funding that is considered direct spending to Planned Parenthood. The substitute would, instead of repealing the 2010 health law’s requirements for most individuals to obtain health coverage and employers to offer health insurance or face tax penalties, remove the law’s penalties for noncompliance. The substitute also would reinstate in 2025 the tax on certain high-value employer-sponsored health insurance plans, which would be repealed under the bill, and would add a provision that would force individuals to pay back the full amount of any subsidy overpayments.” The amendment was rejected 48-52. [CQ, 12/3/15; S.Amdt. 2885 to S.Amdt. 2874 to H.R.3762, Vote 314, 12/3/15]
Toomey Voted To Advance A Bill That Would Prohibit Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood Or Any Of The Organization’s Affiliates, Subsidiaries, Successors, Or Clinics. In August 2015, Toomey voted for a: “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would prohibit federal funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America or any of the organization’s affiliates, subsidiaries, successors or clinics. The bill would state that it shall not be interpreted to reduce overall federal funding available for women’s health or to affect abortion-related limitations in appropriations laws.” The motions was rejected 53-46. [CQ, 8/3/15; S. 1881, Vote 262, 8/3/15]
Toomey Voted For A Motion That Would Prohibit For One Year Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood Or Its Affiliates Unless They Certify That They Will Not Perform, Or Fund Other Entities That Perform, Abortions During That Period. In September 2016, Toomey voted for a: “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the Cochran, R-Miss., substitute amendment no. 2669 that would provide continuing appropriations for government operations through Dec. 11, 2015, at an annual rate of about $1.017 trillion. It also would prohibit for one year federal funding for Planned Parenthood or its affiliates unless they certify that they will not perform, or fund other entities that perform, abortions during that period. The substitute amendment would redirect $235 million to community health centers.” The motion was rejected by a vote of 47-52. [CQ, 9/24/15; S.Amdt. 2669 to H.J.Res. 61, Vote 270, 9/24/15]
Toomey Voted To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. In April 2011, Toomey voted in favor of: “Adoption of the concurrent resolution that would direct the House clerk to make a correction in the enrollment of a bill (HR 1473) to provide $1.055 trillion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2011, and insert a section that would bar the use of funds made available in the bill to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. or its affiliates.” The concurrent resolution was rejected 42-58. [CQ, 4/14/11; H.Con.Res. 36, Vote 60, 4/14/11]
Toomey Voted For 2011 Republican Continuing Resolution. In March 2011, Toomey voted for: “Passage of the bill that would provide continuing appropriations through fiscal 2011 for all government agencies, except the Defense Department, which would receive $515.8 billion in base funding. Most other programs would be funded at fiscal 2010 levels, less eliminations, reductions and rescissions totaling roughly $61.5 billion. The bill does not include earmarks and eliminates all previous fiscal 2010 earmark funding from continuing appropriations. The bill would eliminate funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alternative engine program and prohibit any funding from being made available to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates. It also would bar the use of funds made available in the bill for a variety of executive branch regulatory activities and implementation of several provisions of the health care overhaul law.” [CQ, 3/9/11; H.R. 1, Vote 36, 3/9/11]
TOOMEY: I would support legislation in Pennsylvania that would ban abortion, and I would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them.
TOOMEY SAID THAT HE WOULD SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD BAN ABORTION AND WOULD SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT PENALIZED DOCTORS WHO PERFORM ABORTIONS
Toomey: “I Would Support Legislation In Pennsylvania That Would Ban Abortion, And I Would Suggest We Have Penalties For Doctors Who Perform Them.” [00:00:26] TOOMEY: “And I think that states should be free to restrict abortion, and I would support legislation in Pennsylvania that would ban abortion, and I would suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them if we were able to pass that law.” [MSNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 8/4/09]
GFX: And Toomey Would
Putting Doctors In Jail
MATTHEWS: Would you put people in jail for performing abortions?
TOOMEY: At some point doctors performing abortions, I think would be subject to that sort of penalty.
TOOMEY SAID THAT DOCTORS WHO PERFORM ABORTIONS SHOULD GO TO JAIL
When Asked If He Would “Put People In Jail” For Performing Abortions, Toomey Said “At Some Point Doctors Performing Abortions, I Think Would Be Subject To That Sort Of Penalty.” [00:00:38] MATTHEWS: “Would you put people in jail for performing abortions?” TOOMEY “At some point doctors performing abortions, I think would be subject to that sort of penalty.” [MSNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews, 8/4/09]
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