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March 8th, 2011
07:22 AM ET

Bachmann will announce decision on presidential bid by 'early summer'

Under the looming threat of a government shutdown, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was one of six GOP members of the House to vote against a two-week extension on the budget last week.

Congress must now agree on a budget by March 18 or once again risk a shutdown. But, Rep. Bachmann says she will only support a budget proposal that defunds Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. So, would she be willing again to let the government shutdown?

And, will Rep. Bachmann join the 2012 race for the White House? Kiran Chetry talks to Rep. Bachmann in an exclusive American Morning interview.

Filed under: Economy • Elections • Politics • U.S.
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  1. Julie

    Bachman wishes to defund planned parenthood? Has she ever visited one of these places? I had to go once for a pregnancy test .Emergency room said I was not pregnant, doctors, more than one, said I was not pregnant.. Actually I had been 5 months along when baby died. They called it a missed miscarriage, and people like me, where babies do not pass call them stone babies, where they stay and calcify. There they found I was hemmoraging and literally saved my life. Only on their recommendation would the doctor pursue my delemma.
    They educate on birth control,where everyone watches little movies, on birth control, education where things you think will work and they debunk them. Republicans are dead set on murdering people. This is a very valuable asset to health care.
    For decades working with the public, I watched people die, because they could not afford health care, and, yes, they worked but not for people who had benefits of insurance. Small business owner, I found I could not afford health care and had to take my chances when getting sick and end up paying out of pocket for years, threats from local hospital after 2nd child, that if I could not continue paying, I would be refused medical care. Took over two years to pay second baby off. Nasty phone calls from hospital, a husband that worked but never made that much working two jobs. You cannot believe how people suffer. I worked and went to school, but, never enough.
    People need something, I believe it should be a right to have affordable health care in this country. Other countries have excellent country of origin paid health care. We live in a third world of health care delemma. Bah to Bachman, and other Republicans.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm |