The U.S. House was wise to delay a bill defunding Planned Parenthood, says a pro-life activist.
The Senate has already passed a bill that would strip Planned Parenthood of most federal tax dollars and change major portions of the Affordable Care Act.
The House was expected to pass that legislation before the Christmas recess but Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee explains that it's been delayed until next month.
He considers that a smart move, too, because President Obama would likely veto it "in the dark of night" when the media is not paying attention.
So deferring a vote until next month means the bill will get sufficient attention, he suggests.
President Obama has continually protected Planned Parenthood, and has opposed altering ObamaCare, so it's expected the bill will be vetoed and the House could then attempt to override the veto.
"So it certainly is appropriate," says Douglas, "for people who feel strongly about either or both of these issues to communicate that to their representatives initially in the House of Representatives."
Aides say they are planning on a January 6 vote in the House.