LatinaLista — It's not often that Republican politicians will willfully stray from the party platform and do what they know in their hearts is the right thing to do, though the rest of their party doesn't see it that way.
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One such politician is freshman Rep. Bob Dold of Illinois. While his peers want to strip Planned Parenthood of any federal funding because the organization provides abortions among its many health services to women, and the House passed legislation this year to defund the organization, Dold sees it differently.
“This is something I’ve being dealing with since I got here, I was the only Republican to stand up and speak out against defunding Planned Parenthood,” Dold told POLITICO. “This is Title X funding, and I want to make sure we are preserving access to health care for women.”
“I want to focus on what I can do to find common ground, certainly this is an issue I’ve been pretty vocal about. I’m sure there will be those that don’t like it, but I’m sure there will be those that do,” he added.
It's obvious who will like it and who won't but the bottom line is that it's the right thing to do and if more politicians acted view each piece of legislation through that prism, the nation wouldn't be suffering from the gridlock that cripples Washington from getting anything done.
Kudos to Rep. Dold!