October 5, 2014 6:16 pm -

[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.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

23 responses to Priebus Asked Why GOP Opposes Regulations, Except For Abortion Clinics

  1. arc99 October 5th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    So when directly confronted about the clear contradiction between expressing concern for women, and supporting a law that requires those women to travel hundreds of miles to obtain a legal medical procedure, he changed the subject to taxpayer funding of abortion.

    Time and time again we see the bald-faced hypocrisy of the American right. An elderly woman in Tennessee is unable to vote for the first time in decades, because of a voter id law. Right wingers say, so what, if she cannot figure out how to get an ID maybe she does not deserve to vote.

    In Texas, they pass a law shutting down all but eight clinics in the entire state. Right wingers say, so what, let those other clinics spend the millions of dollars required to comply with the standards.

    Ah but try to pass a sensible law concerning the registration or purchase of firearms and they squeal like stuck pigs about the UN confiscating their guns, or some such nonsense. Where is their righteous indignation about rights when a Democratic voter is unable to vote, or a woman is unable to exercise her rights under the 9th amendment on abortion?

  2. Roctuna October 5th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Every one of the states that’s passed these “safety regulations for women’s protection” already has strict laws banning taxpayer $’s for abortions and it’s the same at the federal level. That claim about tax $’s is an outright lie and so is their claim of interest in women’s safety.

  3. Red Eye Robot October 5th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Funny how the media never asks Planned Parenthood or any of the politicians opposed to these abortion regulations why they are opposed to over the counter birth control?

    • Obewon October 5th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Busted by reality: Planned Parenthood Action Fund supports any effort to expand access to birth control, including efforts to make some forms of birth control available over-the-counter (OTC). At the same time, it is important that voters know the truth about these claims by politicians running for office: they are empty gestures. -These politicians, including (R-Co) Cory Gardner voted repeatedly to repeal the new health care law, have consistently voted to take away the birth control benefit.

      “If Cory Gardner and others were serious about expanding access to birth control, they wouldn’t be trying to repeal the no-copay birth control benefit, reduce Title X funding for birth control, or cut women off from Planned Parenthood’s preventive health services. This is simply a cynical political attempt to whitewash his terrible record and agenda for women’s health… Finger in your eye radio leaves the red in.

      • burqa October 5th, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        uh oh.

        Red Eye Robot, you got anything to rebut MastermindObewon?

    • Shades October 5th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Funny how robot is completely incapable of posting anything truthful. (I suspect it’s the Faux News programming.)

      • mea_mark October 5th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        Robot gets infected batteries from Fox that release a virus into the system every time they are changed. That is why sometimes its comments almost seem up to date, fresh batteries.

    • jasperjava October 5th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Do you really believe this garbage, are you really that gullible?

      And you crazy right-wingers wonder why you have zero credibility. Find us a link that proves this.

      Whew. If I were that stupid, I don’t know what I would do. I honestly don’t know how right-wing conservatives even manage to get through the day. If they weren’t such horrible, nasty bigots I would almost feel sorry for them.

      • neworleans878 October 5th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

        If you were that stupid, you’d be too stupid to realize how stupid you really are, so you’d be O.K. 🙂

    • DaddyO_969 October 5th, 2014 at 8:32 pm


    • tracey marie October 5th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      you do know there are many diffrent kinds with diffrents strengths and ingredients..

      • Dwendt44 October 6th, 2014 at 12:26 am

        Yes, and some of them are contraindicated for some women, meaning that they could be dangerous if used incorrectly or by someone who might be allergic or for other medical reasons. Some, like IUDs need a doctor to insert properly. Not that REAL health concerns are of any concern to right wing nut jobs.

      • fahvel October 6th, 2014 at 3:45 am

        TM, the robot knows little.

  4. Obewon October 5th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    RNC’s Priebus is easily debunked “whether you ought to use taxpayer money to fund abortion.”-1970’s Hyde amendment bans U.S. government funding for abortion and has always remained in effect. “The fact of the matter is we believe that any woman that’s faced with unplanned pregnancy deserves compassion, respect, counseling,”-Priebus on trans vaginal probing of rape & incest victims mandated by Repub gubers.

    • burqa October 5th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      uh oh.

  5. bhil October 5th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Wonder how he feels about taxpayers funding the never ending wars and Benghazi investigations?

  6. Jake October 5th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    The one war the Republican’s will never pull away from is their War on Women – they are fanatically opposed to equality for women and will do everything they can to deny it.

  7. tiredoftea October 5th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    “The fact of the matter is we believe that any woman that’s faced with unplanned pregnancy deserves compassion, respect, counseling,” Priebus replied.”, Uhh, no, you don’t Reince.

  8. rg9rts October 6th, 2014 at 6:53 am

    The gopee has no problem supporting big business with our money

  9. eddie1247 October 6th, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Keep talking Reince, I’ll let you know what I think on election day.

  10. Roy Ferry October 6th, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Compassion, my ass. Republicans no more care about women than they do about the fetus after it’s born.

  11. Dave October 6th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    It isn’t funded by taxpayer money!!!!!!! They have shown this in their budgets!!!! Big oil IS fundede by taxpayer money for about $3,500,000,000 a year.

  12. chilegirl October 25th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Taxpayer funds are not used for abortion.