When most people think of superheroes, they think of someone who rescues people and saves lives. Even regular people can be everyday heroes by doing something courageous or being a voice for those who don’t have one. But apparently Planned Parenthood views certain Senators as superheroes and even delivered superhero capes that said, “I Stand with Planned Parenthood.” It seems quite the paradox that a group of people who voted not to defund Planned Parenthood – an organization that kills 887 defenseless babies every day – are considered superheroes.
The defunding of Planned Parenthood was tied into the healthcare reform bill that would have repealed and replaced Obamacare, which is something President Trump had repeatedly promised to do. Even Vice President Pence had said, “Congress is going to vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. And when they vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, we will finally defund Planned Parenthood.”
If the final vote of 49-51 would have come out differently, Planned Parenthood would have been defunded for one year by blocking funding from Medicaid. Employers would have also been able to deny coverage for birth control.
Planned Parenthood celebrated by delivering superhero capes to all of the Democrat Senators, along with three Republican Senators: Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and John McCain.
The abortion provider posted a photo on Twitter of the pink and white capes along with this caption: “We’re delivering #IStandWithPP capes to all the senators who voted against #Trumpcare. Thank you for protecting our care!” Another tweet said, “Thanks to all the heroes who helped stop Trumpcare.”