House Speaker John Boehner to Resign

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Washington, DC – Citing a division in the Republican party concerning the defunding of Planned Parenthood, House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he will not only step down as House Speaker, but will resign his Congressional seat in October.

This announcement comes as an important budget deadline looms. Some staunchly pro-life members of the House have vowed not to vote for any budget that contains funding for Planned Parenthood, but others insist that the funding must remain in order to avoid a government shut down when funding runs out on September 30.

Operation Rescue has participated in protests at Speaker Boehner’s Washington, DC office.

Troy Newman, who heads Operation Rescue, was arrested there in March with eight other pro-life activists who were calling for a vote on a bill that would have banned late-term abortions.

Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor, Cheryl Sullenger, joined a large number of pro-life leaders in May in an attempt to meet with Speaker Boehner over pro-life issues.

After the release of a series of videos by the Center for Medical Progress that show Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the illegal selling of aborted baby remains, a new sense of urgency has arisen amongst many members of Congress to stop the flow of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.

“While we appreciate Speaker Boehner’s stated pro-life stance, we were often disappointed in his reticence to take bold steps on behalf of protecting women and their babies from abortion exploitation,” said Newman, who also serves on the Board of the CMP. “We hope that fresh leadership will not just play at politics as usual, but will courageously take meaningful action in the GOP-controlled Congress to stand strongly for the lives of innocent children, and ultimately bring the scourge of abortion to an end.”

  • It’s amazing to me how the abortion (murdering) of babies ever got to be legal. Apparently, some people in Congress must have taken part in such events, and wanted to legalize their own misdeeds.

  • Jarhead

    Should have been fired LONG AGO.

  • ONTIME

    Good for the R’s, now to put in real R leadership that has the were-with-all to stand up for the folks they represent and the party platform..and we don’t want another damn RINO with crotch rash….

  • John Wirts

    The Republican party needs to strip any leadership or candidate positions away from ALL RINO’S, Replace them with true conservatives, and adopt an enforceable true conservative platform. The platform adherence should be mandatory, if a RINO appears and caves into DEAMONCRAT agenda, remove him/her from any committees, or leadership posts. Neutralize their negative effect on the party. Support a true Conservative to run against them and replace them as a REPUBLICAN!!!

  • ivy

    Will pray that a Godly man replaces him. We have known for many years of the horrors that go on at Planned Parenthood. Back in the Operation Rescue days in the early 90’s we stood for life, and ended up in jail some of the time. We talked about it then, some did not listen. A lot did. People are listening a little more right now. Talk about it in a loving way, to those that you come in contact with. We can change minds one person at a time. I tell women that it is OK to change your mind about abortion, even though you may have had one in the past. Tell them that women have been lied to. Even when they do not change their mind, love them anyway.

  • Seedman

    Boehner will answer to God for allowing skunk Obama, Harry Reid and lesbian Supreme Court justices take America over the shoals of immorality and other dangers to man and country.

  • Clifford Virador

    We Thank GOD That Pope Francis (Pope Francisco) Is Able To Influence & Inspire Virtues of LOVE, Hope, Faith, & Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ the Way, the Truth, & the Life Always. Resigning House Speaker John Boehner Is Making A Very Wise & Very Smart Decision fOR His Blessed Boehner Family & fOR His Conscience+ Salvation of His Blessed+Amazing Soul. Defunding & Gradually Eliminating ALL Planned Parenthood Centers Is The very Best Action Plan To Implement. PRO-LIFE & Jesus Christ Is The Way, the Truth, & the Life Always. Mainly Because An Innocent Life & A Very Beautiful Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste. EARNest & humble Prudent SHARING IS Caring 4 Ever. Always “With Great Powers Come GREAT RESPONSIBILITY”.–EXCELSiOR Always Amazing Stan Lee. In Jesus Name… Amen. To GOD Be the Glory..<3 :-/ :)

  • Clifford Virador

    Buenos Dias, Greetings & Salutations Blessed+ Amazing Friend Ivy. I Agree Wholehearted It’s Definitely OK fOR An Amazing Woman To Change Her Mind About abortion, & ALL pro Choice issues & Topics, I AM A Very Strong Advocate fOR Operation Rescue & PRO-LIFE Activist As A Matter of Fact We Cause Unnecessary harm & death to Innocent & very Fragile Lives Every Day Through pro choice Clinics As Planned Parenthhood Than ALL Major U.S. Battles, Conflicts, U.S. Wars Including Vietnam War, Operation Iraqi Freedom , Operation Desert Storm, Korean War, World War I & World War II. I Always Live My Purpose Driven Life By This Amazing+Blessed Quote: “With Great Powers Come GREAT RESPONSIBILITY”.–EXCELSiOR Always Amazing Stan Lee. “We the People As United States Citizens & US Immigrants Have A REAL Responsibility To Protect & Defend Life & Live By GOD’S & Man’s Virtues of LIFE, Liberty, & the Relentless Pursuit of Happiness. Always SHARING IS Caring 4 Ever. In Jesus Name… Amen. To GOD Be the Glory..<3 :-/ :)

  • Catherine Masak

    tRUMP-CRUZ 2016 CRUZ IS PRO LIFE

  • Catherine Masak

    I KEEP U ALL IN MY PRAYERS