Main | Friday, February 18, 2011

House Defunds Planned Parenthood

Even though Planned Parenthood has been long banned from using any of its federal money for abortions, today the GOP led a lopsided vote to completely defund the agency. The vote was 240-185 with ten Democrats siding with the GOP.
The measure would eliminate about $330 million through the end of September for preventative-health services, including federal funding for contraception and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. The amendment takes away the money they use to provide for family planning, birth control, medical and preventive services.
Yesterday Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) went off about the bill and shocked the chamber with an angry recounting of her own abortion. Watch this.

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