House Votes To Stop Federal Dollars For Planned Parenthood

Posted by | February 18, 2011 18:19 | Filed under: Top Stories

Even though no federal monies go to Planned Parenthood for abortion services, the House voted to stop any federal dollars from going to the group.

Friday afternoon, the House passed the amendment by a vote of 240-185. The vote was generally along party lines, with all but seven Republicans voting against the cut, and 10 Democrats voting in favor. One Republican voted present…

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.

Planned Parenthood is already prevented by federal law from using federal dollars for abortion services. The amendment takes away the money they use to provide for family planning, birth control, medical and preventive services.

Sadly, an earlier plea by California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who acknowledged having undergone an abortion, fell on deaf ears.

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