Senate Votes Against Defunding Planned Parenthood amid Outcry
The U.S. Senate voted down a measure that would defund Planned Parenthood.
The 42-58 vote on Thursday came just after the U.S. House approved for the second time the legislation that would amend the fiscal year 2011 budget to strip federal Title X funding from Planned Parenthood. The vote took place as part of the budget agreement reached last week between the Democrats and Republicans.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards has called proponents of the bill âextremistsâ who are attacking âcritical health services with a new vote against Planned Parenthood this week.â...