Priebus Asked Why GOP Opposes Regulations, Except For Abortion Clinics
[su_right_ad]Chuck Todd asked Reince Priebus on “Meet the Press” why his party opposes regulations, except when it comes to abortion clinics.
The NBC host pointed out that 80 percent of the clinics in Texas could be forced to close because of a strict Republican-backed anti-abortion law.
“Too much regulation, is that fair?” Todd wondered. “Why regulate on the abortion issue now [instead of waiting until] you win a fight in the Supreme Court and ban abortion altogether? Why restrict a business now in Texas?”
“The fact of the matter is we believe that any woman that’s faced with unplanned pregnancy deserves compassion, respect, counseling,” Priebus replied.
“But 80 percent of those clinics are gone,” Todd pressed. “So they have to drive for 2 or 300 miles. Is that compassion?”
Priebus, however, shot back that Republicans were most concerned with “whether you ought to use taxpayer money to fund abortion.”
But forcing regulation on clinics that result in them having to close isn’t tied to taxpayer dollars. It denies women access, even if they are using their own dollars.