Wow, thanks for the post. This is the first I've heard of this, but I'm sure it will be all over the news as the story unfolds. Would have been very interesting to be a fly on the wall during the Pope's and Boehner's converstation.
I don't like the hard-right stance to shut down the government over planned parenthood. It would be a terrible idea that republicans have no way to win. Obama will veto if he can, and they don't have the votes to override. Sign the bill with planned parenthood and keep the opinion of republicans higher so a republican president can get put into office. After that, it would be easy to defund planned parenthood.