Three cheers for Rodney

At varying times on this blog, I have disagreed with Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-Harding.  But today, I must praise him.

Our local congressman was one of the few Republicans in the House to oppose cutting federal funds for Planned Parenthood. Good for him.

That prompted a group of Right to Lifers to demonstrate outside his legislative office in Morristown on Friday. Protests are what America is all about.

At the same time, it is heartening to see Frelinghuysen break with most of his GOP colleagues on this issue.  Planned Parenthood backs a woman’s right to an abortion, but in addition to that, it promotes and provides needed health services for many women. It’s good to see that Frelinghuysen understands that.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

6 Responses to Three cheers for Rodney

  1. Ed Ramirez says:

    The good they do cannot balance the 145000 abortions a year

    • Lisa says:

      I must agree Ed. But i would like to rephrase your comment.

      The good they do cannot balance the 145000 murders they commit a year!

  2. Get a clue says:

    If it wasn’t for Planned Parenthood, myself and thousands of women just like me would have ended up pregnant in our late teens because we wouldn’t have had access to birth control. The logic of the right-to-lifers is absurd. If you defund Planned Parenthood, you will INCREASE the number of abortions being performed you dumbass.

  3. fsnowflack says:

    Hi Ed:
    Planned Parenthood provides abortions to those women who choose to have them, which is their right under the law. And as the other poster noted, Planned Parenthood works to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

  4. Ed Ramirez says:

    Fred how’s it going, I hear what you are saying but they government should not be funding abortions. Planned Parenthood should bifurcate their organization, so that no Federal funds can be used for abortion. I would not have a problem with that. Did you know that the majority of abortions performed by PP are performed on minority women? That is defector discrimination don’t you think? As for Rodney, he and I are almost always on the same side of the important issues and that is all one can ask of their legislators. We are not always going to agree on this issue.

  5. Bob Grant says:

    The old crew returns. Fred is right, of course.

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