Citing the Need for 'Care' and 'Empathy,' Lawmaker Invokes Tornado to Plead for Funding of Nation's Largest Abortion Provider

"The eyes of the entire country have turned to Oklahoma this week in the wake of Monday's devastating tornado," state Rep. Doug Cox (R-Grove) wrote today on a liberal blog.
The tornado tore through seventeen miles of ground, destroying homes, schools, and hospitals in its path. Twenty-four lives have been lost, including 10 children.

It is these kinds of tragic disasters that bring people together. As a physician, as a parent, as a state legislator who takes my oath to put my constituents interests first, I can't be silent when -- at a time of need for care, empathy, and community -- my colleagues in the Oklahoma state legislature are using the last days of session to ...
To what? It must be awful!

No, it turns out his colleagues in the state legislature apparently want to stop giving money to the nation's largest abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions in 2011. Last month Rep. Cox received a national award from the organization.

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